From the August 2010 issue

Glenn Chaple’s Observing Basics: Creating a community

October 2010: Reaching out to other astronomy enthusiasts has become easier than ever.
By | Published: August 23, 2010
October 2010 Herman Heyn
Herman Heyn, “Baltimore’s Street Corner Astronomer,” has been bringing the night skies to the masses for more than 20 years. Sidewalk astronomy remains a key way to encourage interest in the hobby.
Todd Baker

The other night, I dropped in on my astronomy club, the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. From there, I traveled 30 miles southward to the Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island (the Skyscrapers) and then trekked to the West Coast to visit the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. How was I able to conduct this cross-country tour in a single evening?