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Old 08-09-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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Dont miss the Perseids

They peak Aug 11-12 this year.

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Old 08-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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Thanks for the reminder Rodney.
Also good luck with the job hunting. Colorado sure is a pretty state.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:00 PM   #3
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Rodney, thanks for the reminder.

Here's some narrative from a website and then a graphic where to look:

"August 12, 2009 Perseids
And when we say August 12, we mean that morning … not that night. These typically fast and bright meteors radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus, and, like all meteors in annual showers, they cover a large part of the sky. The Perseids are considered by many people to be the year’s best shower when the moon is out of the way during the shower’s peak. Unfortnately, this year’s moon is not totally out of the way during the Perseids. The slightly waning gibbous moon rises around midnight – just as the Perseids start to pick up steam. Nonetheless, you should be able to catch some Perseid meteors before moonrise – and even after . The Perseids tend to strengthen in number as midnight ebbs toward dawn. Although not a favorable year, these meteors are often bright and frequently leave persistent trains. What’s more, enhanced activity may be in the works, so perhaps enough brighter meteors can overcome the moonlit glare to make this year’s production worthwhile. From late night on Tuesday, August 11 till dawn on Wednsday, August 12, a decent sprinkling of Perseid meteors may adorn this summer night, despite the pesky moon. Lie back and watch meteors until dawn’s light washes the stars, moon and planets from the sky."
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Thanks Rodney, we will be watching in Austin for the big show!

Thanks Gene for the info for where we should be looking for the meteor shower.

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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We were too tired to stay up the night before last, did look up for about two minutes at 10 pm last night, saw one shooting star and figured we'd done our duty. It was a big one too.

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Glad you got to see at least some of it Gene. It was rainy here, so no joy for me, maybe next time.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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I knew something was happening, because we are suddenly clouded in.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:17 PM   #8
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This is a yearly summer event for us, but we were too tired and slept through the time we meant to get up and look. We'll check tonight, but they are probably long gone now. Oh, well...there is December to look forward to, but it's a lot more comfortable to watch the early morning sky in summer than in December. Thanks, Rodney, for the reminder though. ~G
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Last night was cloudy in Ohio and we only had a few holes in the cloud cover. Couldn't see much. We will look again tonight. Thanks! We love to star watch!
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:50 PM   #10
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We too missed last night, but maybe this video on another big event happening in the sky this month will cheer everybody...

MARS.pps

Hope that comes up to play.

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http://65.55.33.167/att/GetAttachmen...7a5&oneredir=1
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We had some very thin clouds so could not see real well. Watched for a few minutes last night, middle of the night and early this morning, but did not see anything.

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We too missed last night, but maybe this video on another big event happening in the sky this month will cheer everybody...

MARS.pps

Hope that comes up to play.

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http://65.55.33.167/att/GetAttachmen...7a5&oneredir=1
I tried your link, but nothing came up. Try it once again, please.
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Hmmm, it is a Powerpoint presentation and I though the download was coming up for everyone on that second link. I guess I will try again....

http://65.55.33.167/att/GetAttachmen...b65&oneredir=1

OK. When I click on it, it gives me a box for download to Windows Powerpoint or just save to open. I did the save to open, I think.

Shoot, it's not doing it now. Back to drawing board.
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wonder if this will do it.

OK, I just googled what I wanted to send and found out it happened in 2003, so phooey, I've just wasted my time and yours. Sorry.
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