Volume 92, Issue 41
Tuesday, November 17, 1998
no. 1 where it counts
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Leonid?
Tonight from sunset to sunrise, you can witness meteors in the sky firsthand as the Leonid meteor storm takes effect.
Peter Jedicke, spokesperson for the University of Western Ontario meteor group, which is composed of graduate students and faculty researchers, explained what to look for.
"The meteors will look like a magic marker has drawn a narrow line across the sky," Jedicke said. Anywhere between 40 to 60 meteors will occur per hour throughout the night. "The key to spotting one is patience and vigilance. Take a wide view of the sky out of the way of any nearby lights and wait."
Jedicke added this will be one of the last times this century to get a good look.
Local Mustang football fan Marty O'Brien is organizing a chartered flight to Saskatoon this coming weekend and is asking for the support of other Mustang fans to help make the trip a reality.
Western will be battling the Saskatchewan Huskies for the Churchill Bowl in Saskatoon on Saturday. The winner will advance to the Vanier Cup which is set to take place at the SkyDome in Toronto the following weekend.
O'Brien has filled roughly 28 spots and needs another 22 students to sign up before noon today in order for the trip to materialize. The flight is scheduled to leave London Saturday at 5:30 a.m. and will be leaving Saskatoon one hour after the game ends. The cost is $371.25 per person. "We've been supporting the Mustangs for years," O'Brien said. "It's a fun day."
Any interested students should contact Marty O'Brien before 12 p.m. today at 433-7891.
The University Students' Council donned football apparel Sunday afternoon in hopes of having the same luck in the annual USC vs. The Gazette football match-up as the Western Mustangs did this weekend.
The game was extremely close, until the USC walked onto the field, experiencing a thorough trouncing by their media counterparts. A late touchdown avoided a shut-out at the hands of the valiant Gazette staff who went on to a 49-7 victory.
Better luck next year.
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