One night during a public viewing of Comet Halley, from the Pinal County fair grounds, I was busy speaking with the last person to view through my scope and I didn't notice the next person to step up and start looking. While I continued to discuss the comet for a while, the gentleman that was looking through the scope interrupts us and says, "It's not as good as last time" and walks off before I could talk to him. Felt like I really missed an opportunity to learn something from long ago. I did note he had a walking cane. AJ Crayon Phoenix, AZ ----- Original Message ----- From: <beevo1@xxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:51 AM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Quotes from public viewing sessions At a star party I did for the kids at Erie Elementary about 8 years ago. We were observing Saturn and the night was perfect, the Cassini division was prominent and the grouping of the moons was something that made the veiw special as well. One of the most memorable views of this object I can remember. 4th grader steps up on the stool and glues his eye to the telescope.... "F***ing Kewl"!! His mom standing behind him cuffs him sharply on the back of the head and apologises for the outburst. (BTW, I did not report her to CPS for child abuse) She steps up to the eyepiece and a few seconds later comments "You're right"! ROFLMAO Beevo K7BVO ---- stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: ============= Howdy all; I saw the post about the public viewing session coming up and thought it could be fun coming up with some of our favorite quote from people looking through our scopes. I remember showing a gentleman the Moon in my Nexstar 11. He spent some time at the eyepiece and then turned to me in ernest and said "it is in great need of repair". Clear skies; Steve Coe -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.