Open pit mining under the stars.
Made a point of getting out and taking advantage of the clear skies and new moon.
It has been awhile since clear skies. I can tell you star watching in the summer is good because it is warm, but it means staying up during the best sleeping hours from 1am to 4am. At least in the winter you can find time in late evening or early morning.
I saw plenty of meteors, catching several with the camera.
A large meteor streaks over the ridge, under Perseus and beside young Pleiades.
Willow stuck close, occasionally barking at the owls. It was good to get out but made for a long day.