[Chaos-l] Cornwallis Hills public session report
joncst at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 13 00:54:09 EDT 2005
Hi all. I'm growing rather discouraged with both the Clear Sky Clock
and the Weather Underground: neither of them seem to be able to handle
the local Carolina August observing weather.
It was anything but clear tonight. In spite of that, Peter, Margareta,
and i set up scopes and hosted a fair crowd of folks. Observing
targets were Jupiter, the moon, assorted multiple stars, and M13.
Between the humidity and the streetlight, not much else _was_
Despite that i had a pretty good time showing people stuff, talking
about what a meteor show is and why we're having one tonight, and so
on. Several people brought newly-purchased scopes to set up, and i was
able to help a couple of them with adjustments, finder alignment and so
As an observing session it was a washout, but for a public event it
wasn't bad. Thanks to Peter for bringing another scope and helping out.
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