Sunday, October 21, 2007

Urban Astronomers

So, OK, shooting stars tonight and through Friday, but no hope of seeing them in New York, even if it weren't cloudy. But, what I love about this story is this:
"Orionid meteors are normally dim and not well seen from urban locations," said meteor expert Robert Lunsford, adding, ". . . it is highly suggested that you find a safe rural location to see the best Orionid activity."
A safe rural location. "I don't like leaving the city any more than you, but if you want to see meteors, you have to take some risks. Watch out for goats -- they can be ornery."

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