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Log, Jan 21, 2000

10 people. With apologies to Clement Moore, I think I will sum up tonight's log with:

T'was the night after snowfall, when all through the park

Astronomers gathered to wait for the dark,

The stars in the sky so gaily did twinkle,

While snow underfoot so coldly did crinkle.

The Moon on the breast of the new fallen snow

Gave luster of midday to objects below.

When out of the dome there arose such a clatter

We sprang for the broom to see what was the matter.

We planned to leave promptly, lest parts of us froze

Each of us being attached to our toes.

In utter amazement who should arrive

But six icy visitors just barely alive.

We programmed the 'puter, adjusting the 'scope

Which rotated slowly attempting to cope.

Orion's new borns 'neath the Moon's awful glare

Were all of the sights that we safely could share.

Saturn and Jupiter, windward were bound

Hidden from sight, we'd not turn around!

The roof shuddered with each stygian blast

Each of us pondered how long we could last.

We huddled and shivered, stamping our feet

So off to the Center we made our retreat.

As we drove out sight, there came from aways

"We're crazy as bedbugs to freeze while we gaze"

-Les Coleman

Leslie Coleman
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Leslie Coleman
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Jan 21, 2000
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