Tonight saw Mars through the 'scope and for the first time ever saw details on the planet! Very exciting!
In other, sadder, news. My uncle, John McKechnie, passed away this morning. He was an enormous influence on my life, he got me into CG, he looked after me, he taught me a lot of the things that help me be me now and he was my friend.
He was also one of the big inspirations for my astronomy habit. I loved him and I will miss him terribly. He's survived by my Mum, and his 3 children, Cameron, Rosemary and Andrea. He was, and will always be one of the brightest stars in my sky, and now he has rejoined the universe.
Bye Bye Uncle John, love you mate.