Copyright 2012 by Sasha MacPherson
ISBN: 978-0-9880954-1-0 (epub version)
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April 9th, 1910
The young astronomer patted his telescope like an old friend. Together they would live the stargazer’s dream of a lifetime, as a rare guest to Earth was about to visit for a spectacular show. Halley’s Comet was approaching Earth on its 76 years long roundtrip around the sun, and would soon be visible on the sky even with the naked eye. Except for a few lucky people, it was also an event that would occur only once in a human lifetime. At least the astronomer didn’t expect to see his 101st birthday to be able to observe the comet’s next return in 1986, so he planned to make the most of the one chance he would likely ever get.