Tom Hoffelder will give a presentation covering basic information about our solar system with an emphasis on comets. This will be an introduction to a planned observation event at Robert’s Farm on 2/10, cloud date on 2/11, which will focus on the bright comet, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) currently visible in the night sky.
Tom is a retired aeronautical engineer. He is originally from Indiana, but has lived in 8 different states, with Maine being the last, final and by far the best one. For the last 48 years Tom has owned at least one telescope and as many as four. His main interest now in astronomy is sharing the wonders of the heavens with anyone who will take the chance of looking in the eyepiece. Tom’s other hobby is rock collecting; he is the president of the Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association, which has monthly meetings at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel, where he is also a docent.
All are welcome to attend this presentation regardless of planned attendance at the observation event.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:00 pm at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main Street, Norway.