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[Debconf-discuss] FTWCA meteor showers

This time of year is home to a meteor shower known as the "perseids",
named so after the constellation of Perseus from which they seem to radiate.

This meteor shower is a fairly active one; if you find a spot after
sunset well away from any light sources and look up at the sky, you will
easily see a meteor once every few minutes.

Last night, Andreas Barth, Sorina Sandu and myself positioned ourselves
on the basketball field near the ping pong tables, which worked well (we
saw about ten meteors in approximately 30 minutes); but obviously the
further away you can move from any closeby lights, the better.

This end should point toward the ground if you want to go to space.

If it starts pointing toward space you are having a bad problem and you
will not go to space today.

  -- http://xkcd.com/1133/

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