Friday, July 29, 2011

The Mosaic Summer Star Tour - July 28th, 2011

We met at the Be'erot campground on Thursday night. After everyone got there and got organized we took a short walk (about 10 minutes) to where our guide for the evening, Ira Machefsky, was waiting for us.

We settled down and were treated to about three hours of star stories, astronomy, a little astrology, and a little mythology.

We saw meteors that were part of the Delta-Aquarid meteor shower, and a few that were not.

We took a look through binoculars and a telescope a various point in the sky.

The gathering started breaking up around 12:30, while the more resilient stayed till 1:30.

After a short nap, we got up and had a pot luck breakfast, and then made our way back home.

Some people were kept awake by barking. This is the source:

Thanks to Phyllis who organized a great event and to Ira for making the sky come alive.

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