A handful of Lowbrows made the annual trek to the Chicago Astronomical Society’s Astrofest in Kanakee, Illinois to join what should have been over 1,000 other amateur astronomers in an extended weekend of scopes, swap meets, astro vendors, talks and observing. While the assembled masses, numbering in the range of 800, did attempt to do all the above, they did it under mostly cloudy skies. John Ridley, Doug Scobel, Paul Walkowski, Chris Sarnecki, Doug Nelle, John Causland, and Tom Ryan made the most of mostly cloudy skies [in the back, left to right: John Ridley, Doug Scobel, Paul, Chris and Doug Nelle; in front: John Causland; not shown: Tom]. Since this event, a Thursday was added, making a full three days of Astrofest.
John Causland at Astrofest.
These photographs are courtesy John Ridley and John Causland.