The month before during a short visit to the observatory I had the pleasure to see the old refractor and the new telescope at the same time.
The long serving old refractor is now exhibited in the Kammerhof-museum and was replaced by the new Cassegrain telescope.
In the Kammerhof-museum of
Gmunden Hagen Tolle
gave a lecture presenting the
local observatory of
I had the honour to introduce Mike Simmons, President of Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), as live-guest via Skype !
Hagen Tolle - director of the observatory of Gmunden - asked some questions to Mike.
I was really happy, that my mobile technical equipment was working
fine and we had a good connection to Mike in California,
who told some interesting informations about AWB, it's enthusiastic people and it's misssion :-)
After the lecture we had a nice "first light event" & a public starparty.
The new 30 cm Cassegrain-telescope is fully computer controlled and is working perfectly !
Hagen Tolle - really happy - proudly presented: First light with webcam, showing planet Saturn !
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