Giving Thanks

The Canadian version of Thanksgiving comes a little earlier than the American version, so this is the middle of a long weekend for me. It’s been quite a while since I went out to my observatory to do anything useful, though there have been a number of weekends where it would have good to get out. Other matters have usually interfered — and tonight, though clear in the early evening, is also the night for a family get-together. I’ll console myself with the fact that the moon is near to full, and would have interfered with any serious observing in any case.