This Saturday night is International Observe the Moon night -- a kind of an annual worldwide group hug  -- around the moon! Saturday the 22nd 7:00 p.m. Myrtle and Lime Library Park corner.  If the construction near the fallen tree on the corner blocks some of our area, we may move further down Lime Street but still within Library Park. Friday Night Pasadena, TBA Friday depending on work, shuttle flyover logistics. Other events on this map:

We'll be distributing a moon viewing chart I made, and which you can see or download here if you won't be able to make it:

October 13 is the fall Mojave National Park Star party.  Held in Black Canyon Group Campground near the middle of the park. RSVP with David Lamfrom at or 760-219-4916. Allow time to arrive well before dark, bring something to share to the potluck at 6 p.m, breakfast on your own. Viewing begins at twilight. Details on this flyer:  Park map w/directions

The Shuttle Endeavour begins its final flight from Kennedy Space Center Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m.  It will tour the space coast, land in TX near Johnson Space Center Wednesday, then take off for California on Thursday, arriving at Edwards/Dryden in the late afternoon/evening Thursday. Friday morning, it will take off, fly over Palmdale, Lancaster, Rosamond and Mojave before heading north to Sacramento. There, Endeavour will fly over the Capitol and turn to San Francisco, where those hoping to catch a glimpse of the shuttle are advised to watch from one of several Bay Area museums, including the Chabot Space and Science Center, the Exploratorium, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Once the shuttle reaches the Los Angeles area about 10:30 a.m., the orbiter will be carried over landmarks including the Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, Malibu and Disneyland before landing at Los Angeles International Airport. It will also fly over the California Science Center in Exposition Park, its new permanent home. (above details from LA Times blog, so more details about the LA portion of the trip)

Plans can change, so I suggest you check the local news, the LA Times blog KPCC Blog for latest southern Cal details Weds - Friday.

Finally (whew) if you have not watched the Yosemite Nature Notes "Night Skies" video here it is, along with the others in the fabulous series.  Over 100k views and counting - it's turned out to be quite popular! (video 1 and 2 on the list are the same Night Sky video, different screen formats only)

Have a great week and weekend, and hope to see you at one or the other of these astronomical places, Jane

Jane Houston Jones
Monrovia, CA 
What's Up for Sept video: Int'l Observe-Wink at the Moon Night
Yosemite Night Skies Video