After 2 long seasons of being closed because of COVID, Pine Mountain Observatory is reopening to public tours this summer. There is a change, however. Instead of being open every weekend, the observatory will be open two weekends a month.
That’s okay. There’s not much to see when there’s a lot of moon anyway. It was nice to see old friends and check out the new solar telescope.
It’ll be nice to spend a few nights under the stars, showing off the glory of the heavens to anyone who stops by my telescope. I knew I had missed giving star tours but hadn’t realized how much I missed the peace that the mountain always steeps into my soul.
It was nice to stand on top of the world again and breathe in all its beauty. Nothing brings a heart peace more than the bounty of nature.