Thursday, July 20, 2006

Little-known astronomer's disease

A lot has been made of so-called "aperture fever"—the uncontrollable desire for bigger and bigger telescopes. But you don't hear much about our other major compulsion—eyepieces.

You know who you are.

You're the guy in the club who always has the latest and greatest and most expensive glass. You refer to Al Nagler as "Uncle Al," and chase him down at astro conventions just in case he might impart some pre-release tidbits you can impress your buddies with. For you, no apparent field is ever wide enough, no carrying case deep enough, no scheme to hide your latest purchase from She Who Stingily Controls The Purse Strings is cunning enough.

Anyway, Stargazer Tees has a shirt for you:


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