When I get a chance to speak to a group about astronomy, be it a group of friends at a party or the radio audience of KFOG in San Francisco, I am always hoping to ignite a spark of interest in people. I want for friends and neighbors to take a minute to connect with the world around them. In this year, the International Year of Astronomy, I am increasing my outreach to ensure that anyone who meets me knows about my passion for astronomy and gets a little bit of it for themselves.
One way this will be happening soon is during the "100 Hours of Astronomy" event being put on by amateurs and professionals around the globe from April 2nd through 5th. You will be able to find me on the evenings of Thursday April 2nd and Friday April 3rd at Lands End in San Francisco along with other enthusiasts showing off the wonders of the night sky. Think of it as a giant Star Party for everyone who wants to get involved. I'll set up each evening in the parking area just above the Sutro Baths. I hope to see you there.