As Highlandtown resident David Smith walked his dog, a Goldendoodle named Finley, at the eastern edge of Patterson Park on a frigid January night, he noticed a small crowd down the hill.
Did someone get mugged? he wondered. Why else would a group gather in the cold and dark?
To look skyward, of course. The group was taking turns gazing through a telescope set up by a group of amateur astronomers called Baltimore Popscope. Smith joined in.
"That's awesome," Smith said when he spied the waxing gibbous moon in glorious detail. "There's a big crater right on the shadow."
Baltimore is one of five cities where a group of stargazing enthusiasts has set...