Separate but one, magnified by the Great American Eclipse
Last updated 8/24/2017 at Noon
Bill McAulay was in high school when his mother made him get up in the middle of the night to look at a comet that was streaking across the dark sky.
This week, in Madras, Oregon, he said he couldn’t remember what comet it was (A Google search suggests it was Ikeya-Seki in 1965, the brightest comet in the 20th century.), but it sparked an interest in all things celestial, and Bill became an amateur astronomer.
That was fortunate for a group of us who converged on Madras for the big eclipse Monday. Bill and his wife Jo started planning their visit to the rural, mid-Oregon town more than...