Hello Outdoor Afro's. Come join us tonight for a spectacular showing of the Geminid Meteors (https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/101-videos/151210-news-meteor-showers-101-vin)
What to Bring: Warm Clothes (Coat: Thermal Ball,Down Coat 650 or 850. Hat, gloves, Base layers) sleeping bag, tent, head lamp, or chair.
Click How to Layer for Warmth (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html)
Food: Something warm to drink (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or apple cinder) Snacks of your choice.
Dress warmly as the temperature will drop to about 35 degrees F. Bring a sleeping bag, a recliner chair (if desired), a thermos of hot beverage, and cover your flash light lens with red cellophane, if not already equipped with a red lens filter. Only your eyes are needed for viewing meteors, bring binoculars if you have them. If you don't have binoculars one will be provided to share among the group and a small telescope for viewing the night sky in between meteor strikes.
You are welcome to bring food. We will be practicing Leave No Trace (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/leave-no-trace.html) principles.
Wishing clear skies, and keep looking up!
Click to learn more on Black History on Black Astromoners: (https://www.thoughtco.com/african-americans-in-astronomy-and-space-3072355)
African-Americans have played a major role in the history of the United States of America and have much to be proud of. Here, we would like to celebrate just a few of the achievements of African-Americans in the fields of astronomy and space. This list is but a drop in the bucket and while it will continue to expand will never be complete.
Benjamin Baneker (https://www.thoughtco.com/benjamin-banneker-3072227) - 1st African-American Astronomer.Doctor Arthur Bertram Cuthbert Walker II - Famed solar physicist and x-ray astronomer. Chaired Challenger disaster commission. Doctor Harvey Washington Banks (https://www.thoughtco.com/beth-brown-3072228) - 1st African-American to Receive a PhD. in Astronomy. Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson (https://www.thoughtco.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-biography-3072239) - Frederick Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Doctor Beth A. Brown (https://www.thoughtco.com/beth-brown-3072228) - NASA Astrophysicist.