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  •  I live in the country (4.00)
    I go outside on the deck occasionally and hang out. I look at the stars a lot, and I have a great telescope. I look for shooting stars every night!

    My partner claims she has never seen a shooting star. I am not sure whether I believe her or not...

    Thanks for that great story!!

    Mark

    •  Never seen a shooting star? (4.00)
      Well you have a task on your hands. During said astronomy class I was lucky to see an amazing shooting star. We met once per week on the outskirts of town with the prof and a telescope. One evening, as we set up the telescope, I happened to be looking through it when a star fell near the horizon. When a shooting star is seen from this vantage point the atmosphere does a beautiful number on the color spectrum and I took a step back as the color green literally exploded in front of me.

      After I explained what I had seen the prof. looked at me with eyes wide open and said "I've been trying to see that for decades." I've always felt very honored to have witnessed it.

      "If you're going through hell, keep going". -Winston Churchill

      by One bite at a time on Fri Mar 03, 2006 at 07:24:03 PM PST

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