Last December Dr. Chris Lintott, co-host of Sir Patrick Moore's"The
Sky at Night" TV show joined the sidewalk astronomers in Monrovia.
With Chris, were series producer Jane Fletcher, and the camera and
sound crews. I brought out my homemade 10-inch f/7.3 Dobsonian
telescope, Stardust, and a couple of other homemade scopes for the
evening. Our segment (with John Dobson), is on this month's show,
which you can see here:
Click on July's episode - a Sting in the Tail - the show starts out
with information about the constellation Scorpius.
Here is our photo album of the evening:
In other TV news, on the US History channel is a show called "The
Each show (there is one about Cassini) runs several times so check
your local listings. The DVD can be ordered from this website too.
I've watched a couple of them, both Jupiter and the moon feature some
Cassini colleagues, and they're great!
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini SOC http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
What's Up? http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/amateurastronomy/index.html