Talks during the day and evening ranged from telescope-making to image-processing to what astronomers contemplate are explanations for dark matter and dark energy. At nightfall, mentoring sessions helped adults and kids use telescopes and star charts to navigate the sky. A nightly constellation tour, including tales of Greek mythology, entertained attendees. But the gems of this year's OSP were the dark skies, good seeing, and companionship on the telescope fields.
Mark your calendars for next year's OSP, August 16–19, 2007, and get more information at the group's web site