Saturday, August 22, 2015

Quick Post: Stars on the James

Just in from a session of "Sidewalk Astronomy" at the 'CrabShack' seafood restaurant and fishing pier. Set up my 120mm refractor at 2000 and almost immediately was busy answering questions and sharing the views of the Moon and Saturn with passersby.

My journal--which doubles on these occasions as a guestbook--records forty-three signatures and I'm pretty sure that several individuals and groups looked thru the 'scope without signing the book! Knocked-off and drove home at 2300 and am now seriously considering bed even though the stars still shine outside.

Thanks to all the folks who joined me tonight to enjoy the skies, and a special thanks to the management and staff of the 'CrabShack'; their support of local amateur astronomy is much appreciated!

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