Raoul Lannoy


Hello all,
Yesterday september started earlier in the late afternoon ; I went to Dinant in the Ardennes to join a Moon party!
The Cercle Astronomique Mosan organized a Moon  observation Night, thanks to its most Moon fan member, Albert De Bruijn, called "Moonwalker" !
He had planned a game for visitors using their refractor in the observatory and an eyepiece with graduation. The purpose was to measure a distance within Crater Ptolemaeus; they found 88 km when the real distance is 96 km which was quite a feat!

The observatory doesn't have internet and I was pretty busy helping observers.   We were very lucky with the weather (which wasn't the case everywhere in the country) at least the first 3 hours!


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    Born in Belgium in 1957 (from a Belgian father and an American mother). Here, everything seems a lot more complicated: more taxes, more government, more languages, more people per square kilometer or mile, more light pollution, but, nevertheless, as much passion for things going on up there, naturally or man made. This was thanks to the first time I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey back in 1968, followed by the promises of the Moon. One weakness was my dislike for maths, which led to human science studies (law and a specialization in insurance). I've been working since 1982 in the...


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