A new month has lots to offer for lovers of the day-time and night-time
sky. Partial Eclipse on Aug 21 - partial from here in California.
Perseids from a
mooney bright night on the 12th. Times for partial eclipse from LA:
Eclipse Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:05 am
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:21 am
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:44 am
I have handed out solar eclipse glasses to many of you who stopped by at
Saturday's sidewalk astronomy event, and I will have some more at
Library Park Saturday Aug 5th. I will be out of them after that
event. Google safe solar eclipse glasses to order some if you want them.
Our schedule is up on the website http://www.otastro.org/
. Aug 26/Sep 2
Sidewalk Astronomy in Monrovia. (One or the other date or both depending
on our total solar eclipse travels and work schedules). Mojave National
Preserve Star Party schedule Nov 11 and May 12. This will mark our 10th
year doing our favorite event -- sharing dark skies with our friends
with help from the Mojave National Preserve, Mojave National Preserve
National Preserve Conservancy, and the National Park Conservation
Association. All three are worthy of your visits and hopefully advocacy.
Our fall event -- just a few months ago-- was featured in this wonderful
National Park video -- This is truly what is like at out Mojave events!
My Monthly What's Up video is all about the Eclipse
Last Month's is about related Moon Phases
and is a good lead in to August https://youtu.be/jz9J_ADW5R4
There will be three small 1
minute vids this month ( one about the Persied meteor shower, two
eclipse related) Three for last month too. Scroll down if you like
Tumblr: Scroll for What's Up! https://nasa.tumblr.com/
That's all for now. Q's about eclipse, observing things around LA (or
how to avoid the light pollution) shoot me an email. And welcome a dozen
new members to the list!
Jane Houston Jones
Solar System Public Engagement
What's Up August? #Eclipse2017