Stargazer maps out spectacles in night sky

Monday, February 13, 2012 | 2:08 p.m. CST; updated 3:49 p.m. CST, Monday, February 13, 2012

COLUMBIA — It's difficult for Val Germann to explain exactly why he's so attracted to the night sky, but he'll never forget the way he was moved when he first peered through a telescope as a boy.