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A Russian Adventure

Mercury Autumn 2008 Table of Contents

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Image courtesy of Tanya Phillips.

by Tanya Phillips

It was to be the journey of a lifetime. I was going to visit Russia and see my second total solar eclipse. This was my fourth trip with Melita Thorpe, who puts together astronomical tours through MWT Associates for the ASP.

On a pleasant summer day in San Francisco in early July, I boarded a morning flight to begin my trip to Moscow. I was a little nervous, because Melita had asked me to assist in finding members of our group at JFK airport in New York. I was to make sure everyone had the right tags on their luggage, and to help out in any way needed. It turned out to be easy, because Melita had already prepared everyone so thoroughly and many were already well-seasoned travelers.

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