And you kept this to yourself? I should have you beaten vigorously about the head & neck, If I could reach it :) Rick Tejera (K7TEJ) Sagauro Astronomy Club www.saguaroastro.org Thunderbird Amatuer Radio Club www.w7tbc.org 30 Meter Digital Group # 5794 Feld Hell Club #3994 OMISS #8629 -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Christ Sent: Monday, 20 May, 2013 09:29 To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Thunderbird Star Party Agreed Jeff, it was a wonderful evening and the attendees were most appreciative - and inquisitive. I showed some Sun spots, the Moon, and Saturn during daylight to the early arrivals (the seeing was uncharacteristically solid at this point). A family had purchased a small scope for one of the children and I was able to correct its assembly and they were then able to view the Moon. Aside from the "usual suspects" being shown at nightfall, I targeted a couple globulars and a galaxy as well. Later on, I locked onto comet PANSTARRS and several SAC folk and a couple of attendees were able to pick out the really faint fuzzball. Toward the end of the evening a gentleman spent some time with me discussing various astronomy topics and clearly knew what he was talking about. He then said "when I discovered Hale-Bopp" and I immediately questioned him as to what he meant by the word "discover." He then introduced himself: Dr. Thomas (Tom) Bopp. In an instant the conversation became much more interesting. Bob Christ On May 19, 2013, at 9:44 AM, phxjeffx@xxxxxxx wrote: > Last night was the big Thunderbird Park Star Party in North Phoenix. What a grand night. Everything was just about perfect. A big thank you and hats off to Jack Jones for arranging this! The weather was perfect and the skies great. About a dozen and half telescopes were set up and as darkness fell the crowds arrived. It was hard to tell how many people were there, but it was surely in hte hundreds. > > -- 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.