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Log, Nov 25, 2005

18 people. I'll be frank - I closed early. Not some much from "the cold" as "my cold". I lost my voice part way through and even cough drops really didn't help much. We looked at a variety of objects including Mars with Ernie's occulting bar eyepieces. Mars remained "jiggly" all night and Deimos and Phobos never made an appearance - not even in averted imagination. We saw a lot of favorites but we'll wait until later for a more favorable temperature and stable air before we try dim objects.

Hank had his large scope (20") were out in the parking lot. He came into the dome when I was setting up and I think this was the first time I've seen him in the light!

We had a fireball which everyone else saw but me. All I got to see was the fading trail several minutes later. I was in the Nature Center picking up the projector for the Sky Theater. By the bye, the projector works very well. I've been experimenting with our home ceiling which slants at about 30 degrees from a 16' to 8' height. Seeing nebula and animations above your head are very effective.

I do not know if I will be opening next week. Please look at the website to see if we are open. I will post a confirmation if we are going to stay closed.

-Les Coleman

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