19 Nov 2001 14:42:36
From: Richard Lee
Subject: Meteors and me
I couldn't sleep that night [of
the meteor shower]: I am on some
new antibiotic that makes me a
bit hyper. So at one, one thirty,
then two, I went out to look up
at the sky, and there they were,
the Leonids. What amazed me were
the long tails some of them had.
The meteors are apparently rather
small in themselves; it's their
speed that makes them so visible.
(I guess the message is to slow
down unless you want to be
noticed.) Savya came out too and
actually stayed out after me for
a bit. We slept in the next
morning. But we have seen many
celestial sights up here: The
Hales Comet, the Hale Bopp comet,
and others I forget. We even
thought of buying a telescope,
but the field of vision is much
too narrow for us. We want the
entire sky to float around in.
Anyway, thanks. Happy Thanks
Giving. Glad you could hear the
[e-mail greeting] card [I sent]!