Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eclipse of the Moon

Hello there,

Last night there was an eclipse of the moon. We watched it and I took these pictures through our telescope! The shadow is just starting to cover the moon.

It's about half covered in these pictures.
Almost gone here.
And this is it completely in the shadow. That is about as red as I saw it. I went to bed around 9:30.
This is as good a picture as I could get with our camera without looking through the telescope.
This is our telescope. Steve Schadler gave it to us when he was cleaning house! Thank you Steve!
While I was trying to find the moon through the telescope I found this planet. We're pretty sure it is Saturn. Through the telescope you could see the rings around it! It isn't as clear in the picture as it is just looking through the telescope.

video
This is a video through the telescope.

Peter

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bottineau Caucus

Hello,

The Bottineau caucus was a few days ago. We did some campaining for Ron Paul previous to the caucus and durring. The results at our caucus location were:

Huckabee 23 votes
Romney 23 votes
McCain 23 votes
Paul 33 votes

We stayed until it closed and they let us help count. That was kind of fun! We passed out Ron Paul slim-jims there to people as they came in. A lot of people said they were already planning on voting for him, but there was a lot of people not voting for him. We were the only people advertising a canidate there.

Here's a picture of me as you would come in (in the far back you can see a big 4x8' Ron Paul sign).
This is where they had you vote. We asked if we could put signs in the room where they vote and they said they didn't know why we couldn't.
Jonathan and Dad both gave a speech there. There was supposed to be speeches from 6 to 6:30 and then vote from 6:30 to 8 but they let people vote as people were talking. Jonathan and Dad were the only people to talk.
We got back late and checked the web as the caucus results state wide came in. I guess Ron Paul got third (21%), real close to John McCain (23%). Romney won. At least we did our part!

Peter

P.S. The caucus was at the Bottineau armory.