Hi everyone, we will have a couple telescopes out at Monrovia's Library
Park tonight, March 12 starting at abut 6:30 p.m.
In addition to the moon, another target will be the Pleiades Star
Cluster (aka "The Seven Sisters", Messier 45, and Subaru, and many other
names). I'm sure you all will be on the lookout for the Subaru auto
emblem now. :-)
The Pleiades are a beautiful open cluster visible with the unaided eye,
in binoculars in addition to telescopes.
No planets tonight, you have to get up early to see Venus, Saturn and
Mars forming a triangle low in the SE sky. The crescent moon joins the
trio on the 23rd. This month's What's Up podcast shows when and where to
look for these objects and also shows you where to find the Pleiades and
Hyades star clusters using Orion's belt as a pointer.
That's all for now! Jane and the Sidewalk Astronomers
Jane Houston Jones, retired JPLer
Twitter: @jhjones @otastro Instagram @janehoustonjones
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