by Richard Navarrete

In a message dated 8/3/2003 10:44:34 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

It was sad to do it, but there were no astronomers left and the chances of any sky at all were minimal.

I drove from Lassen to my sister-in-laws cabin outside of Arnold where my wife and her Arizona cousins were having a little reunion. They'd been having clouds and rain as well the last few days. As it got close to sunset, the skies began to clear and we ended up with a beautiful starry night. I gave a little 'public' star party on the deck with the TV 101. Unfortunately the cabin is in a forest and we had a patch of open sky that just fit the stars of the summer triangle. The cousins were impressed with the sky and the views through the scope. I was thinking what might have been at Lassen.