Seeing Stars . . .

Looking out of my bedroom window in the early hours I was amazed at the number and brilliance of the stars. Orion clearly visible but so many other that with my somewhat restricted view I could make no guesses as to which constellation I was seeing. Usually when I look out there is a complete cloud cover, so this was a nice change.

The last time we saw stars like this was 30 years ago when we lived in Cumbria. I was in charge of a small church hall at the time and we let it out occasionally for a group of astronomers from somewhere in Lancashire to come up, to observe and sleep. I remember one time I put on a light in the Vicarage and from outside there came a bellow, “Put that light out !” I felt a bit miffed at being shouted out in my own home, but I could understand his distress.

About The Author

Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather, and now, Great Grandfather. Citizen of "Nowhere" acccording to my ex-Prime Minister. Citizen of Europe according to me. Fervent Remainer. Thinks that Members of Parliament and especially Ministers of the Crown, who lie to Parliament should be barred from any sort of public office until a public recantation - three shots, then out for life.
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