[meteorite-list] Re: Dec 25 Eclipse from Pittsburgh
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:38 2004
Welcome to the List, Francis.
Your "mini-social event" in East Pgh sounds like a fun
idea. As a young boy I grew up in East Pittsburgh and
my family still lives in the general area. I'm
usually in the Pgh area during Christmas, and had I
been there this year, it would have been neat to share
the eclipse with your family.
I would like to visit the "Christine Alley
someday ;-) I know of a spot that affords good
viewing. It's on a hilltop next to the cemetery in
Churchill Township. The light pollution is minimal
(none comes from the cemetery;-) and the trees block
the light coming from the Westinghouse Research Plant.
I took some pictures of Hale-Bopp from there a few
Although I'm writing this from Pasadena, California,
it is this vast cosmos with its infrequent asteroidal
and cometary visitors that again and again reminds me
that this is truly a small world.
Happy New Year to everyone in East Pittsburgh, and to
All of us on this List.
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 23:11:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Francis Graham <francisgraham_at_rocketmail.com>
Subject: [meteorite-list] Dec 25 Eclipse from
We observed the Christmas Eclipse by projection with
a refractor in East Pittsburgh, a small town, well,
east of Pittsburgh. It was a mini-social event, with
friends and neighbors stopping by between Christmas
morning and afternoon visits. We had an outdoor tent
picnic, with hot soup, coffee. It was great.
"Christine Alley Observatory"
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Received on Thu 28 Dec 2000 03:55:27 AM PST