It was in Miss Wicker's 8th grade general science class at Baltimore's Garrison Junior High School, circa 1945. One day she drew the Big Dipper on the blackboard and instructed us to find it that night. I found it (the first time I'd done my homework in weeks), thought it was the most beautiful sight I'd ever seen, was immediately hooked and, with a few ten-year lapses along the way, have been hooked ever since! Today, I remain hooked as "Baltimore's Street Corner Astronomer". hermanheyn.com
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