What is it?
Telescopes are placed in popular corners of the city, facing passers by with the unexpected possibility to look through a telescope and chat with a helpful amateur astronomer willing to explain things about the celestial objects that can be seen.
Does it work?
The activity is a great success, although it cannot be measured in terms of attendance, as it is not intended to reach large audiences. Instead it works very well at promoting a spontaneous, emotive and friendly interaction with people that may be reluctant to attend more formal activities, or have no special interest in astronomy.
Contact for more information:
Agrupacion Astronomica Io (firstname.lastname@example.org)