Friday, October 6, 2006

Homecoming Observing: Friday, October 6

While it was very clear, unlike the last session, the moon was as full as it could get, washing out a good part of the visible stars. While we did view the moon through the telescope, its lack of a terminator (the line between light and dark) meant that there wasn't much in the way of defined craters or mountains. We also had the opportunity to hear from the husband of a returning alumna; he was actually at the meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Prague where the vote on Pluto was taken. Here is a brief article about the Pluto vote.

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