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.  https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles 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!  https://www.npca.org/resources/3185-find-your-voice-mojave-national-preserve#sm.000000k0novmi0ee4vgbeaj9eynrn

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My Monthly What's Up video is all about the Eclipse https://youtu.be/Owm8sJU0ze0  Last Month's is about related Moon Phases  and is a good lead in to August https://youtu.be/jz9J_ADW5R4

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasa/  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 Instagram.

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