ISS pass twilight tonight: Tue Oct 17 6:35 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max
Height: 87°, Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 10° above SE. Nearly
overhead, but since it won't be dark yet, you might not see some of the
first minute or so. For those not in the LA region, you can get your
own alerts by signing up for the Spot The Station emails.
A lot of people enjoyed the Vandenberg launch "alert" I sent out, but
some missed it, because there was a launch delay. These launches are
often delayed, sometimes for a few minutes, sometimes until the next
day, so it's best to check these websites
containing Launch schedules and
more. At the bottom of the page is the way to join the email list
and launch alert
Spaceflight Now always has live coverage of launches, to check on delays
I'll continue to post launches likely to be
visible, but you'll have to find out any delays there, space twitter
accounts, or launch services accounts.
Our next sidewalk Astronomy will be the 28th, 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. or
maybe 9:30, whenever the crowds thin out. It is International Observe
the Moon Night, with astronomy clubs around the world holding events.
We'll be passing out NASA moon lithos, Saturn halloween stickers, Saturn
planet stickers and Cassini pins. I'll have plenty of all for everyone
who wants one.
Here are some great Observe the moon materials for download
especially like the first one, scroll down for resources and you'll find
Northern Hemisphere view of the moon on October 28th. Click on it and
there are sights to look for through binos or telescopes. Maybe we'll
have a few smaller telescopes to have people try and find a couple of
the targets, or try them at home.
November 11-12is our twice-a-year Mojave National Preserve dark sky
party (some of us will be there Friday night Nov 10 also and you are
welcome to make a 2 night event, potluck only on Saturday night,
breakfast only on Sunday morning. Free but RSVP here.
What's Up October is in all the usual places including this one:
Finally, We have some gorgeous posters for Cassini, Voyager and some
spacey travel posters made by our talented graphics folks at JPL.
Download and print!
Travel posters https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/
Enjoy!! And see you next week! Jane
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up October? All The Things:
Planets, Stars. Meteors, Asteroids,#ObserveTheMoon