Thanks to all of you who participated in this week’s chocolate fest. Major gratitude to my lovely cohosts Laura Eno, Brinda Berry, and Ciara Knight, who helped in making the bloghop such a success. It was a blast to put together and read through all of the posts. It made me very hungry though. I’ll definitely come up with another bloghop in the future.
Last Weekend at PMO
Last Friday night at the observatory was absolutely perfect – warm, clear skies, fairly steady skies, and no moon until almost midnight. There was a small crowd, less than a dozen people, and they all left pretty early. That meant getting all the toys to ourselves early.
I went through the entire sky looking at every object I know, scanning through starry patches just because I could. It was just fantastic. The dark skies made it easy to locate objects.
When Gary and I had viewed every millimeter of the sky, we went inside the dome and viewed more objects through the 24″ telescope with Eric, objects we can’t see with the smaller scopes. It was just a spectacular night.
I had hoped for a repeat on Saturday … not. It was cloudy and crappy. Boo! Major boo. This coming weekend is our last of the season with dark skies, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good weather.
Here are some photos from last weekend:
This is fall color in the high desert. We have no deciduous trees. It’s the brush that turns yellow and gold.
Sunset Friday night.
The telescope room. My telescope’s summer home.
Sunset Saturday night.
There were so many different kinds of clouds.
Clouds make for sucky astronomizing, but spectacular sunsets.
Have a great weekend everybody!