My son Dylan and his wife Liz gifted me a very special night at the Lick Observatory for a great evening of photography. The Observatory is normally closed at dusk, so the scientists can get to work on their pet astro-projects, observing the universe as it passes us by. For several nights every year, however, they open it up to a limited group of visitors for fun. The invites are by purchase and my kids bought me a night. I hunted for the best night out of ten to make night images (one with no moon). The night I selected was September 28. I brought my grandson Scott who is also a camera nut and I asked my Dylan and Liz to do the driving, and to fill up the group of four allowed per ticket. As you can see the fog rolled in instead of a starry night. We hung around until 8:30pm, just in case. Conditions got worse (and cold), not better, and we still had to navigate the drive down the mountain in the fog, so we gave up the ghost. We still had fun and learned a lot about the Observatory and their work. This is one I'll try again in the future. The views should be spectacular.