At our first public event, which was not even announced, we were literally overwhelmed by visitors. Around 50 students, teachers and other visitors followed this year’s lunar eclipse on 27 July. The STScI auxiliary station as well as some mobile telescopes and binoculars were activated and some photos were taken.
The visitors were explained how a lunar eclipse develops. In addition the observatory was introduced with a guidance. The feedback speaks for itself: “I hope that your project continues to grow and your striving to bring the people stars, galaxies and the science behind it is successful”.