• Ville Puoskari

Visiting UAA star party

The Covid-19 pandemic has limited all public events worldwide. In Finland it seems to settle finally atleast to some degree and Ursa Astronomical Association hosted a long-awaited public event at Tähtikallio Observatory in Artjärvi, Finland. The place hosts quite good quality skies and largest amateur telescope in Scandinavia that is used mostly for visual astronomy. In this event the main subject was astronomy gear and tech. I also did a presentation of my remote-observatory, to my delight it raised some great conversations in the meeting.

The skies were clear all week-end so we did some visual astronomy with multiple scopes ranging from small refractors brought by guest to 36" f/3.5 folded newtonian hosted on-site permanently. During the day the weather was great for solar observations with H-alpha and Calcium K line solar scopes which was a good way to spend some time between presentations. What a lovely week-end!