Also, Here's my 98th What's Up video on the JPL website -
http://go.nasa.gov/1hcjVbZ This month, I talk about the
Perseids and all 12 planets - (including former planets Pluto,
Juno, Ceres, Vesta and Pallas -- which are all visible this
month) You will need binoculars, luck, telescopes and an
experienced planet hunter to see some of them, and it may be
possible to see all twelve in one night -- a fun project for us
amateur astronomers with telescopes.
my last attempt - ten planets!!!
August's Sidewalk Astronomy in Monrovia will be missing a few
of us because Gary, Mojo and I will be bringing our telescopes
to Yosemite's Glacier Point where we will participate in the
annual free star party with the San Jose Astronomical
Association on August 22nd. (Also August 21st). If you plan a
Yosemite trip this month, Each weekend (except full moon) brings
a different Northern California Astronomy club to Glacier Point.
Here's the remaining programs for this year and the website with
all the Free Astronomy programs
August 7-8: Santa Cruz Astronomy Club (SCAC)
August 14-15: Peninsula Astronomical Society
August 21-22: San Jose Astronomical Association
September 4-5: Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society (SVAS)
-- Jane Houston Jones @jhjones @NASAInsight What's Up? August - my 98th podcast! Perseids+12 planets http://go.nasa.gov/1hcjVbZ