It seems like my meteor reports for 2011 read more like meteorological summaries. The weather was absolutely horrible. Not only did it spoil most of the shooting star displays that were not already affected by interfering moonlight, but extensive and prolonged cloud cover prevented amateur stargazers from telescopic viewing throughout the year as well. In fact, as of December 8, Ladd Observatory was only clear 14 Tuesdays out of a possible 49 up to that date, and only two of the closures were non-weather related! We can only hope that in 2012 Mother Nature will cooperate and provide more observing opportunities.