I'm taking a break from the repairing. Supposed to be twice as many as
normal. The story is that the best time is after midnight, after the
moon goes down. Best way is to lie flat on a lawn chair with a nice
tall drink in one hand, face the northeast and look about 2/3 of the way
Or watch the live streem....
On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:26:57 PM UTC-4, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney
oes down. Best way is to lie flat on a lawn chair with a nice tall drink
in one hand, face the northeast and look about 2/3 of the way up.
When my now-adult kids were young I used to wake them up and take them down
this long dirt road that dead-ended at a golf course. There were no lights
anywhere around. We'd lay out the blankets, take the snacks and drinks out
of the car and watch the show.
Thanks for bringing up some great memories!
When I was young, the horizon around the house was totally dark except
for the direction towards town and the Milk Way was clearly visible.
Now the light pollution is such its rare to be able to pick out more
than just the faintest trace....most of the population in the US today
has never seen it, probably don't even know it exists... :(
On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 2:53:15 PM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
My daughter used to go to school in Plattsburgh, NY. She used to go camping
near Tupper Lake and Twin Valleys. It's really dark there. There's a public
observatory in Tupper Lake.
The Twin Valleys camp is associated with the school and has an internet
hook-up back to the campus so the students can view the night sky as part
of the Expeditionary Studies program.
As John Hartford used to say "It's darker than the inside of a cow."
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