Training at RMH 3rd September 2013

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Here are a few images from the 3rd September 2013 event that took place at the Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. The project leader, Dr. David Lubowich, is in a black glow-in-the-dark tee shirt with the Moon on the front. In the blue shirt, David Singer, a Ronald McDonald House staff member, is learning how to use a telescope. Other RMH volunteers can be seen in the pictures. Joe  Glynn, a member of the Chicago Astronomical society – a local astronomy club – also volunteered to help and brought a 8″ Dobsonian telescope.
The family was from Syria, with Rama (6 year old young girl getting treatment), Abdo (three year old young boy) and their mother Banah. The children saw Saturn, the multi-colored double star Albireo, globular clusters M2, M5, M13, and M15 (M15 looked the best), open clusters M11 and M39 (M39 looked best), and the Ring nebula.