Log, Jun 6, 2003

39 people. In many ways, tonight was a carbon copy of last week. And since last week was reasonable and we were open that made me very happy. We had several families, including a couple of kids on vacation from Florida. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. We had some folks from a sheltered home in Warwick (I think). Several didn't want to use the telescope, but those who did seemed to enjoy themselves.

We looked at a laundry list of easy to view objects when the Moon is high. We tackled several fine multiple stars including Albirio, M57, some objects lying between Scorpio and Sagitarrius (quite late after many folks were home). Outside a couple of telescopes were set up by amateurs with a pair of 8" scopes if I judged right in the dark.

Very late at night, the Charlestown Police stopped by to see how we were doing. In fact, we were knocking down because dew was forming at an alarming rate along with thickening clouds (the ones that dumped half an inch of rain the next day). I was informed that someone had "taken" the gate lock. (Oh joy!) so for a while those staff members with keys will need to get new ones. In the mean time, I need to make sure that no one gets locked in, so let me know if anyone goes to the far parking lot for relief from car headlights.

-Les Coleman

Leslie Coleman
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