Monday, March 9, 2009
3/4 - Funny Experience in New Rochelle
In celebration of my brother's birthday, I was out for dinner in New Rochelle with my folks. The skies were quite clear, and I was able to make out the stars making up Orion's belt, shoulders and legs. Also, 12x35 binoculars that I was carrying easily showed M42. I decided to take the opportunity to show my family the famous nebula, so I'm standing outside and pointing at the sky, drawing a small map for my family, and suddenly I realize that a few of the Asian wait staff at our dinner restaurant are eagerly looking through the front window up in the sky. There is absolutely no way that they could have seen anything from inside, but they were thrilled! Loved it!