It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a……. Iridium Flare?

What is an iridium flare? Well…..if you were with us at the “Star Party” at Stub Stewart last night about 10ish then you would be able to see one. Here is some background:

http://www.space.com/6898-reflections-space-spot-iridium-flares.html

We also got to see the rings of Saturn with some awesome detail.

http://www.space.com/3135-saturn-data-sheet.html

Fun, fun and more fun!!

The walk home (about 2 miles) was through the woods with (mostly) no flashlights because the moon was about 99% illuminated – bright!!!

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