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Nights perfect for sky watching

Trout Lake News for May 17

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

Sean McGroarty, 395-9394

Kira Fogarty

Sofie Brubaker

With beautiful blue skies happening quite often as of late, the clear cold nights have been spectacular for sky watching. After a winter of cloudy starless evenings it has been great to once again be amazed at the amount of stars we are fortunate enough to be able to see here in Trout Lake.

If watching isn't your thing but you still love the stars, then maybe some hands on experience would be perfect and you'll get your chance on Thursday, May 24. If you ever wanted to know more about meteorites and shooting stars, then you will want to hear Mr. Dick Pugh.

Mr. Pugh has been studying meteorites all his adult life and is a leading authority on the subject. He has taught at many different institutions including Cleveland High School in Portland. Currently he is a professor at the Cascadian Institute of Meteorites at Portland State University. He will bring with him $15,000 (!) worth of meteorites so you can see and handle them. Mr. Pugh will speak at the Grange at 7 p.m. on May 24 for the Trout Lake Men's Club. The public is welcome at this event. In the morning he will be speaking to the students of Trout Lake School.

So whether you grab a blanket and bundle up under the night sky or get out to grab some meteorites, spend some time this spring with your head in the stars.

Trout Lake Saturday Market is getting organized. It opens June 30 at the Trout Lake Grange Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor inforamtion packets are being mailed out this week. There's lots of room for you. Vegetables and flowers are wanted, as well as musicians for outdoor acoustic atmosphere. Call Patty Gray, 493-8959, for more information.

Sofie Brubaker - Trout Lake Newswriters


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