What's Up for April? How and when to view the Space Station and more!
A lot of you know how to check for local ISS passes, or go out and watch the
passes, but many don't know when and where to look, or what to expect you
will see. This month's podcast explains how and what you will see.
I hope you share this podcast with your friends, family and networks who may
be unsure how to look, where to look, and when to look.
It's a good-time topic this month, especially because there is a shuttle
about to dock and then undock from the ISS. That means both the shuttle and
station can be seen together in the sky by some lucky people, maybe you! :-)
Speaking of this week, there is a very nice and high morning ISS pass
tomorrow morning here in the LA area, about 5:25 with a bonus - fainter
STS-131 passes nearby 4 minutes earlier. I attached those two charts (using
the familiar Heavens Above website) for us locals. Others can follow the
directions and find out when and where. :-)
PS: Final reminder about Mohave turtles and star party this weekend, weather
permitting is here: http://www.preservethemojave.org/events.html
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
What's Up For April - The International Space Station!