|And, on Thursday, December 14, 2000, Auburn Astronomical
Sociery members made their scopes available for the science classes at
Opelika Middle School. Participating were: Rhon & Joyce
Jenkins, 18-inch reflector; Rick and Justin Allen, 8-inch reflector; Alan
Cook & Susie Jensen, 10-inch SCT; John Clifton, 8-inch SCT, your editor
with the 11-inch SCT, and David Newton. Joe Harrington of Opelika
was also there and has been added to our mail list.
High humidity and dew point proved to be quite a test for the optics heaters for those who had them, but students and teachers alike were able to see the planets and the Moon many for the first time. Thanks to Rhon Jenkins for coordinating this event and to Michele Matin, science teacher at OMS, for having us.