As I’ve mentioned before, there will be a rare annular eclipse this Sunday, May 20. A small group of WEIT readers is convening at the Grand Canyon, near the centerline of the eclipse, and the view at sunset should be awe-inspiring. If you’d like to go, email Ben Goren at the link given here.
Attendees include Justin Zimmer and his family, artist Kelly Houle (creator of the Illuminated Origin of Species) and her partner, reader daveau, and of course Ben Goren. I’ve informed them all that I expect some great photographs (and artwork from Kelly) to post on this site. They promise to come through.
As a bonus, daveau enclosed with his email a photo of his famous cat Meryln, along with this note:
Here is a picture of Merlyn at sunset on Monday. He’s 20 months now, and he sometimes looks like a cat, and sometimes still like a kitten. As you probably know, British shorthairs aren’t really mature until three years. Handsome boy, though.