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Down in the Keys, capturing the dancing stars, the streamers of stardust

John O'Neill.


John O'Neill.



Set for the April Floridian in Sunday's paper, the latest from Lane DeGregory:

He left home before dawn that Saturday, followed two friends in a caravan to the Keys.

South of Miami where the light is too bright, north of Key West where Navy planes distort the air, the men pitched their tents and telescopes in a shoreside Girl Scout camp.

Big Scout Key. The best place in the world, they say, to capture the stars.

"You can see things there that you can't see anywhere else," says John O'Neill, 69, an advertising salesman and amateur astronomer from Seminole.

[Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:53pm]


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