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Last weekend, I tried (unsuccessfully) to attend an
astronomy event. Long story, short, we
failed to read the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club’s website correctly and
landed at a different astronomy event than the one we had had in mind, at a
different state park, which had closed 15 minutes before my compatriots and I
arrived. Feeling dejected but not
entirely discouraged, we meandered through the roads of rural Virginia, looking for
a place to stargaze. What we found was a
lot of open country, surrounded by a lot of locked gates.
Sky Meadows State Park, our unattained destination. Photo credit: John Cushing, MyShot, 12/02/2009.