star count & eclipse

From: Charlotte Stevens <>
Subject: star count & eclipse
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 08:35:41 -29900

Dear All,
We had our Astronomy Night at school and enjoyed seeing Jupiter and its 
moons as well as views of the moon from time to time.  We had seven 
astronomers from the Atlanta Astronomy Club and about eight telescopes 
ranging in size from six inches to 17.5.  One of the men brought a 
computer setup that he used to display CCD images.  The 350 students and 
were patient and enthusiastic despite the clouds.  We just feel lucky the 
rain held off for eight hours and we were able to meet.  Needless to say, 
our star count was 0!  Glad to hear the Crawleys had wonderful clear 
weather and that someone was able to count stars!  I hope all of your 
students enjoyed their evening as much as mine did!  Have a great 
weekend. :)

Charlotte Stevens
8th grade teacher
Taylor Road Middle School
Alpharetta, Georgia USA