Friday, May 14, 2010

Saturn Sights Street Astro/ HEOC Request

Lots to see and share this spring for sure from the byways of my desert town. But before you go out and share it all one needs to get fueled up so.......
Here's a Healthy Eating and Observing Club as per special request for one reader who's cloud layered skies will not clear : Quick Thai Pasta Bowl. Angel hair pasta, green onions, snap peas, carrots, mushrooms, edomme beans, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, almond butter, fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper. I go heavy on the vinegar and seasonings as the pasta is like a sponge. Make lots for this will disappear fast! Total comfort food and so easy to prepare!
Now that I'm fueled up it is time to hit the streets. OJ the C8 is with me tonight for a trial run and our skies look good for a Saturn up close & personal night. OJ did a nice job with Saturn's rings and moons with most of my visitors having no problem looking through his eyepiece. Higher power views of 140x - 200x showed off Saturn's mascara ring shadow to the delight of this foursome. This along with planet scale size and active modeling rounded out their experience with the Sidewalk Guy. This group was spellbound by it all and were greatly appreciative of their experience. 33 visitors in all and some leftovers at home awaiting my consumption!

5 comments:

Drive-by Astronomy said...

Mrs. Drive-By would like to know if you would like a second wife. She spotted the healthy meal that was lovingly prepared for the SUG clan as well as the pristine homey environment in and outside the SUG estate.
I'm shipping her out monday morning. Thanks SUG.
She would be glad to help you with your outreach gigs.
Hooray for OJ. Great evening premiere and such the views OJ provided.
Way to go Team SUG-OJ!!
I will take one order to go of the evening's pre-observe fare.

Drive-by Astronomy said...

An astronomically huge thank you to my pal Richie for sending me a copy of "Observing the Caldwell Objects" by David Ratledge. 109 in total although I'm not sure how many are visible from my latitude I will begin my mission to locate as many as I can.
Thanks Richie. I'm now in a Caldwell state of mind. Unfortunately not going to be clear tonight.

Sidewalk Universe said...

With a diligent effort over time Mike you should be able to bag & tag 82 of them!

Enjoy them!

That dinner was awesome indeed and so easy.......

Tell Mrs.Drive-by that the SUG spent Saturday: Pond cleaning, lawn care, furniture care, cleaned a bathroom, cooked dinner (chili relleno casserole), talked to Edi who is already mad about my lawn, laundry, watched the pretty cloud designs which will wash out any hope of astronomy tonight......

When she - Mrs.Drive-by arrives she can help me seal my yard patio, and finish the pond.

I would think that after a day or so here she would miss your swagger.......

Johany said...

Ah SUG,

This looks DELICIOUS!!! HEOC is back!!!! I am making this dish tonight! I'll let you know how it comes out. Hopefully the hubby won't hog it all...that hog!

Sidewalk Universe said...

Some men.........burb!(and the other thing at the other end!)