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
from a mooney bright night on the 12th. Times for partial eclipse
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
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 https://youtu.be/Owm8sJU0ze0