by Dave North
Yup. Usual crowds at the starbecue, much gossip, incredible mars views between scud pulses. Since the skies weren't useful for deepsky most of the time, the wandering flashlights and headlights (fewer this year) were not the pestilence one might suspect. Some extraordingary hardware to look through, too. Some extremely good newt mirrors, but the final nod has to go to Peter Natscher's AP Mak, which was projecting a detailed map of mars even in less than ideal conditions.