Hello I've been getting the newletter for months now and I decided to join ya'll. I hope to expand my knowledge greatly by chatting with all of you and maybe I can help someone once in a while too.
A little bio: My 21 year old daughter and I have been volunteers at Bruneau Dunes Observatory in Idaho for 5 years now. We love what we're doing!!! I took her down there all those years ago in the hopes that she would love astronomy as much as I do and well......... We've become fixtures!! LOL
The observatory is open every Friday and Saturday evening, from mid March through mid November. We're there most of the time and love helping the public that come to visit the Park and Observatory. We especially love being able to view deep space objects through the 25 inch reflector telescope that is the centerpiece of the operation. Someday we hope to get our own 10 inch Orion.
My knowledge of all things Messier or other, is somewhat limited though. We stick with the big spectacular items first, for the visitors benefit, and don't get much chance to view a lot of the other great sights out there.
With your help, I'd like to learn more about what things to go looking for, when we can get the opportunity to do so. Thanks in advance for any guidance that ya'll can provide. I'm really glad I'm here.