This year we had 758 people
registered, but we had Mammatus. The cloud-watching was better
than the star-watching.
See OSP 2000Group Photo Below
Mammatus clouds can precede the
dropping of a tornado funnel, so are best watched with great caution.
The telephoto view below shows us one of the gently curving mammatus
forms beginning to descend from the base of a thunderhead, just
to the west of our main telescope field. Luckily, nothing further
developed, and our Group Photo was bathed in brillant sunshine.
click to play ....thunder rumbles!
OSP 2000 had some other thrills
as well, such as...
Fires!.. Please click! Includes the B and B Complex Fire of 2003
here to see OSP
2000 Group Photo
The OSP 2000 Group Photo has turned
out wonderfully, the faces of the participants exceptionally detailed.
Printed 8x10 Group Photos were available for distribution at the regular
October RCA meeting, which was the third Monday, namely October
16th. A few extra prints may still be available for sale to those
individuals who did not pre-purchase, please contact the main
OSP website and ask Chuck Dethloff if any are still available.
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