Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo
Posted: 3 November 2014
Clouds arrived on Thursday, 30 October. Wouldn't have opened the observatory that night anyway as I had to go to the Tucson Convention Center the next morning to help set up the Oceanside Photo & Telescope booth at the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo.
Friday, 31 October 2014
This day was for unboxing and setting up the booth. OPT had brought a large van from their Oceanside, CA, location containing lots of astronomical telescopes and visual and imaging accessories, books, software, and many useful items for everyone, no matter their age.
By the end of the day, the booth was ready:
Saturday, 1 November 2014
The Expo begins as the doors opened at 0830 MST:
We were busy the entire day answering questions and selling products. It was nice to see old friends stop by the booth and make new ones, both past and new customers of OPT.
The highlight of the day was the "kids doorprize giveaways". The excitement in the eyes as their winning tickets were drawn was fun to see:
And the Grand Prize Winner:
She couldn't believe that she actually won this Celestron telescope:
The doors closed at 1800 MST. A long but fun day at the OPT booth.
Sunday, 2 November 2014
The Expo doors opened at 1000 MST this day. Before I went to the OPT booth I took this panoramic photo of the exhibitors floor to show how many companies were represented (the Expo was not yet open to the public):
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This is a view of the OPT booth:
As on Saturday, drawings were held for giveaways. Here are some of the winners:
Thanks to Craig and the OPT staff for allowing me to be part of the awesome OPT Team at the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo for the third year. I am already looking forward to next year's Expo.
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