Hi everyone - would you guess that we have over 550 of you on our email list? That tops our former Sidewalk Astronomy list from the SF days by over a hundred . :-)

Tonight, for those of us in the Los Angeles region, we have an outstanding ISS pass.  The International Space Station makes a long high pass, visible with your unaided eyes. Sat Aug 01 8:37 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 81 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: NE Nearly overhead!

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. Here's my last attempt - ten planets!!!  http://jane.whiteoaks.com/2010/06/14/a-ten-planet-night/

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 http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/programs.htm

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)

Hope you see the ISS, Perseids and plenty of planets this month!! Jane
Jane Houston Jones
@jhjones @NASAInsight
What's Up? August - my 98th podcast! Perseids+12 planets