[meteorite-list] Leonid watching plans?

From: Tracy Latimer <tracyl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:11 2004
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.1011114084623.4840A-100000_at_netra.lib.state.hi.us>

Anyone have any plans for observing the Leonids? Myself, I'm planning to
go Upcountry with our stargazing herd (that's about halfway up Haleakala
volcano, for those of you unfamiliar with local slang) to a friend's
house. He has graciously offered the use of his house and hot tub for
anyone wishing to observe the meteor shower, which should peak around 1-2
a.m. in Hawaii. Sorry, I think all the hot tub room has been spoken

According to an article in Aloha Airlines inflight magazine from February
2001, there is a meteorite someplace on top of Haleakala, in the
cinders. It was heard to zing off an aluminum ladder in Science City
(where the telescopes live) during the 1966 Leonid shower. Of course
since ejecta from our volcanoes is all mildly magnetic, and one crusted
cinder looks pretty much like any other cinder, finding it would be nearly
impossible. Still, hope springs eternal...

Tracy Latimer
--searching for my catcher's mitt!--
Received on Wed 14 Nov 2001 01:59:46 PM PST

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