Psalm 19 Astronomy is an active, growing outreach group of amateur astronomers who set up telescopes in high-traffic public areas and invite passersby to look at the planets and the Moon. For example, the Austin, Texas chapter hosted thirteen events in 2017 in which up to three amateur astronomers set up their telescopes on the popular Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge near downtown Austin.
On a typical night around 100 to 150 people accept our offer to look into our telescopes. We had about 400 people stop by in October during the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Additional events were held at the University of Texas in Austin, in the Texas Hill Country, at Hemisphere Plaza in San Antonio, and in Plano, Texas.
About 1500 people looked at the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial objects during the 2017 Austin area events.
The most popular thing our guests love besides looking at the Moon and planets is taking a photo of the Moon with their smartphone.
There are currently four other chapters in addition to Austin chapter with amateur astronomers in Fort Worth, Texas; Clear Lake-League City, Texas; Gastonia, North Carolina; and our newest astronomer in Mesquite, Texas.
For more information about Psalm 19 Astronomy and how you can host an event, go to our “Psalm 19 Astronomy” Facebook page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.