There will be telescopes out at the corner of Myrtle and Lime
Streets tonight from sundown until about 9-9:30 p.m. depending on
the crowds and the astronomers. So stop by for a great view of the
moon, a last look at Jupiter until late fall, and maybe a peek at
Saturn rising above the buildings. It should be a good night - the
clear sky chart looks great!
Mojo and I are in Florida visiting family. We're planning to be
with sidewalk astronomers here at Lakewood Ranch, near Sarasota,
FL. But the clear sky chart indicates otherwise tho' (all those
white squares indicate nothing but clouds and probably rain too)
Here's a monthly recap of astronomical doings all year.
Here's our next dark sky public star party info. May 11 at Mojave
National Preserve, Black Canyon Campground. There is free camping
but RSPV is required as camping space is limited.
with David Lamfrom at email@example.com or 760-219-4916
More info here:
And if you are contemplating a getaway to Yosemite this summer,
nearly every weekend (except full moon weekend) from July 4 through
Labor Day there is an astronomy club doing a public star party at
Glacier Point both Friday and Saturday nights -- as shown in this
The Northern California Astronomy Cubs choose their first, second
and third choices for a weekend slot in a lottery. The club we
always go with was granted August 22-23. Moon rises fairly early,
so it is not the clubs first choice. But there will be dark skies
for a few hours, a gorgeous view of Saturn, then moonrise near Half
Dome through club members telescopes.
Special announcement :-(
Due to budget restrictions, plans for a JPL Open House in spring
2013 have been suspended. If budget considerations improve, JPL
hopes to host an Open House at a future date, perhaps as early as
fall 2013. Please check back here for updates -->
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up Podcast for April: Saturn's rings delight!
On Youtube: http://youtu.be/kdCYwyq3kes
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jhjones /CassiniSaturn /otastro
My Blog: http://jane.whiteoaks.com/
Yosemite Video http://www.youtube.com/user/yosemitenationalpark?feature=watch