New observer

Ling,Alister [Edm] (
Sun, 5 Apr 1998 12:31:49 -0600

Hi gang,

I'm new to the list, thanks to the Iridium flares. I'm an amateur
astronomer with more than 20 years observing under my belt, and enjoy
observing anything interesting in the sky. So my attention was caught by
the notices that have surfaced that these Iridium satellites flare
brighter than Venus. 

I've already seen 4 in two nights thanks to the prediction program
available on the web. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these, and
distributing the word to our astronomy club, where there is interest in
the passages of Mir.

Talk to you later,