Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Starwatching Party 10/10/2015 An After Action Report


  • Saturn is probably my most favorite planet to view. We could see two moons and it's rings plain as day.
  • Zac won an astronomy book as a door prize. 
  • There was a group of black people there from some organization for kids and as is common to them they referred to adults as Miss ___________ or if a male, Mr. ___________. There was  a guy in the group named Ed and it delighted me to no end to hear them talk about or to him.
  • There were easily a hundred people there.
  • I want a telescope.
  • An old female acquaintance materialized behind me and came and gave me a hug and chatted. I had been wondering about her. She is still beautiful in spite of having a bad hip and a bit of a mom bod. Well,  make that a grandma bod. She is a few years younger than me and has 3 grandchildren and another on the way. Yikes.
  • Her new husband initially gave me the stink eye but he got over it and seemed glad to have met me when we parted ways.
  • David the park interpreter is a great guy whose enthusiasm is infectious.


2 comments:

The Donald said...

Of course, hilarity could also ensue from using the honorific with the first names of Messrs. Yarrow, Townsend, Gabriel or Frampton. But maybe that's only me, because I thought it would make a great brand name for a line of male stamina enhancers.

When I went to the UTA Planetarium this summer for the Pink Floyd program, the docent did a brief intro on the solar system and galaxy, in which she included the statement that Saturn is not a solid mass. I mentioned this to a co-worker, and he suggested I was cray-cray. However, on researching it further, the docent was of course correct, inasmuch as scientists believe it is composed of dense gasses with possibly a liquid core.

I may still be cray-cray, albeit not for my thoughts on Saturn.

el chupacabra said...

Hey Don- Ha, thats right, it is a gas giant. I think I have even heard those in the know even say, gassy giant?!