The August issue of Anza Notebook looks back at
the July 1998 Star Party. The football field was full late on Saturday
afternoon. The last time the editor remembers the public viewing
area being this full was for Comet Hyakutake in March 1996. No doubt,
our traditional star-b-que added to the attendence. There will be
another star-b-que at the August star party and mobile home dedication.
Tony Obra and a group of helpers delivered what
will be the future dome for the OCA Remote Access Telescope. The
dome, which had been at Mt. Wilson arrived on a flatbed truck late
in the hot afternoon. Gathering a group of members from the near
overflow crowd at the Football Field and from Jupiter Ridge, Tony
and crew unloaded the dome which will be stored temporarily next
to the mobile homes.
Hmmm. What is that strange blip of light on the
horizon? I certainly didn't notice it when I took the picture. Could
it be... yes, indeed, a UFO, an unidentified flare object, on the
lens. Or maybe Zyzyx
was keeping an eye on us.
Speaking of the extraordinary, this photo is the
first documented use of anti-gravitational levitation at the Anza
site. Check out the left hand of the helper at the left side of
the photo, facing the camera.
Tony Obra (Hawaiian shirt) and helpers unload
a part of the dome.
This month's interactive feature. What is the
fellow on the left saying? Send your suggestions.