as over at Leu Gardens (our local botanical garden) Friday night. It was outdoor movie night and we were there to see Double Indemnity, a great flick that will keep you from ever watching My Three Sons the same way again. Oh, and it’s got Southern Pacific trains in it.
Regardless, tonight (Saturday) is supposed to be the star gazing night of the weekend (over at a gun range with the astronomy club) but I got a little in before the movie. See, we were sitting in a row, two couples, with the wives snittering in the middle. That left me on the end, leaned back. looking up. And there it was – the Summer Triangle.
I’d looked and looked for that earlier this year and finally picked it out. And that’s the funny thing about naked eye, unguided astronomy. Once you finally spot a constellation and make it yours by memory, you can always find it. And the Summer Triangle, with Deneb (my favorite), Altair and Vega, is easy to spot.
Later, as Fred MacMurray embraced Barbara Stanwyck close (so he could put two into her), I looked up and saw Cassiopeia. Nice to see some old friends up in the downtown glare.
Bang bang! Sorry, Barbara.