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Dean Johnson

    Steve Remick and I got out for three and a half hours last night. His wife Liz and later our neighbor Dale Scobie came out later. We looked at the Moon of course, (I printed off the Lunar 100 and got him started on that) and we looked at Mars and Saturn. Saturn was spectacular, 5 moons, Cassini's Division and planet shadow on the rings.

    We looked at lots of double stars last night. Polaris, Gamma Leonis, Alcor and Mizar A&B, Beta Cygnus and Epsilon Lyra. M29 and M13 got a look, too. We talked a lot of astronomy.

    No Venus. Just think, astronomy fans, we are only two days from the transit! COOL!! ;D