The following photographs were taken at “Astronomy at the Beach,” Kensington Metropark (located near Brighton, Michigan), Friday May 17, 2002. Other photographs can be found by following the links at the bottom of this page.
Mike (Kensington Metropark Staff Member, on the left) demonstrates how to make a comet using dry ice and common household ingredients. Afterwards, he shows the comet to visitors.
Tom Kasper (on the right, from the Eastern Michigan University Astronomy Club) gave a talk on light pollution entitled “Our Vanishing Night.” Tom demonstrates some concepts to two young volunteers.
Al Bates (on the right, from the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club) demonstrates his digital camera.
Tom Kasper (center, facing right, from the Eastern Michigan University Astronomy Club) lets visitors look through a telescope.
Dr. Mateo (professor at the University of Michigan Astronomy Department) gave a talk entitled “Rare Astronomical Events.” He discussed a range of topics including planetary alignments, eclipses, gamma-ray bursts and life in the galaxy.
All photographs on this page were taken by Dave Snyder.