[AZ-Observing] Re: Moonlit Messier/Solar System Marathon

  • From: "Tom Polakis" <tpolakis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "Reply-To:az-observing"@freelists.org
  • Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:32:06 -0700

> Don't forget the "Messier Megathon" Finding all 110 Messier objects in
> numerical order.
> Jeff
> How about an NGC marathon?

Been there, done that.  Okay, not really.  In his column in SAC's "April
Fools Day" newsletter of 1986, Bob Erdmann discussed the upcoming NGC
marathon.  Like a good Monty Python skit, the joke was taken to its absurd
limit.  The site of the NGC marathon was going to be... the Metro Center
parking lot!  I'd like to read that article again.


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