Satellite watching a recent event?

Earl Needham (
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 08:20:35 -0700

At 07:00 AM 3/13/99 +0800, ykChia wrote:
>   By the way, I thought satellite watching is a recent ( last 10 years or
>hobby. I got a surprise when I found reference to Satellite Observation in
my 17th
>edition of Norton's Star Atlas which I acquired in 1979!.

	I remember when I was around 10 years old (1964 or so) being in Eagle
Pass, Texas, at an outdoor restaurant and the whole table getting VERY
excited about seeing a satellite.  Wish I knew the exact date so we could
try to ID this one.  Truth is, I don't even know the exact year.


Earl Needham, KD5XB    mailto:KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG
Clovis, New Mexico	DM84jk N34d 25.446 W103d 12.700 (or so)