Back From RTMC

I just got back from RTMC at Camp Oaks near Big Bear, California and I am a little tired.  The altitude and the Sun after last weeks eclipse adventure have worn me out.  Saturday started out really cold with a dusting of snow, but it the temperature quickly rose with the sun and the annual yard sale was under way.

Lots of things for sale and a lot of folks buying.  I didn’t find anything used that I wanted, but I found plenty of new stuff that had my attention…like this lovely item from PlaneWave.

A small trinket that I would love to have in my observatory.

Below is a picture of my friend John from Televue, showing his wares.  If you see John at a star party or an event like this, come back at night an take a look through some of the eyepieces and scopes that he brings with him.

My club the Riverside Astronomical Society had a booth at the event.  We are selling tickets to PATS at a reduced cost from the normal price.  Other vendors will also have discounted ticket for sale.  If you need an excuse to visit Pasadena in September, this would be it.

I’ll post some more pictures the rest of this week.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day.

– Ex astris, scientia –

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