Look to New Baltimore Sky With Amateur Astronomer

Chesterfield Township resident Bob Trembley offers a free program Sundays until Oct. 14 in Burke Park in downtown New Baltimore.

Chesterfield Township resident Bob Trembley may be considered an amateur astronomer, but he's got years of celestial observations under his telescope. 

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"I've been an amateur astronomer since about the age of 8--I wore out my first telescope," Trembley said Wednesday. "I was 9 years old when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and that pretty much shaped my entire life."

On Sundays, he with others for free from 10 a.m. to noon at the entrance of in downtown New Baltimore. During those sessions, Trembley brings his solar-safe telescopes and meteorites from his collection. Fellow space observers may be able to view sunspots and solar prominences, as well as learn more about science findings beyond this world.

Trembley holds the sessions, ending Oct. 14, in cooperation with the . This was the first summer he has offered them. Previously he's given classroom lectures and he's currently a Warren Astronomical Society member.

"The feedback's been pretty good," he said of crowd. "I got a couple people who have attended every week."

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Bob Trembley September 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM
PLEASE stop by Sunday morning between 10 and noon! Sunspots change from day to day, and prominences can change over the course of an hour or so, and can be quite spectacular. I also bring some of my meteorites; would you like to hold a piece of an asteroid that fell to Earth?


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