My Charlotte Vacation

In April of 2007 we visited Charlotte, North Carolina, where we are thinking about retiring in a few years. 
While there we walked the downtown area. I captured the full moon rising next to the Sohio tower.

I contacted a member of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomy Club and became a member. While in Charlotte
I visited their Observatory site. Click on the panorama below to enlarge it.

Here'a shot of Tom M. He is the CAAC member who graciously introduced us to the club and observatory.
He's setting up his 12" Meade SCT.

While at the Observatory, I shot the following photo. That's Venus, bottom center in the trees

Here's a little wider angle.