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Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Cold Returns

On Thursday we hosted the Madar family from France. Both parents and older daughter spoke excellent English and translated my talks into French for their young daughter. The cold and wind returned to sweep the high plateau where we were observing, but all managed to stay out for a good two hours before capitulating to the cold.

The moon was still mostly full but that didn't interfere with my showing the major constellations and their bright stars. We also got in good views of several open star clusters, The Great Orion Nebula (M42), Jupiter (always a favorite) and its 4 Galilean moons, and, of course, the moon itself.

The Madar family from France.

Keep on looking up!

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