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Bright Lights

wow.

Scorcese on Harrison

From Cool Picture Gallery site…

Dreidelpalooza

Sidewalk Astronomy!

This is cool.  Ever met a sidewalk astronomer?

Sidewalk astronomy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sidewalk Astronomy

Examples of people setting up telescopes on urban streets for public astronomical viewing go back well into the 19th century and maybe even further. Sidewalk astronomers and their telescopes have been a common sight in most big cities. There are many examples in the past such as Frank Manning in New Orleans as early as 1930 and Mr Grosser in Los Angeles in the 1870’s, who not only set up a telescope but also an illuminated microscope. Some sidewalk “pitch men” charged the public to view astronomical objects through their telescope but other astronomers allow people to view for free. In more recent years sidewalk astronomy has come to be more associated with altruistic individuals or groups offering views of the nighttime sky as a free public educational service.