Jane, Mojo and Gary are heading to our annual Glacier Point star party
Friday and Saturday nights. If you can't make it don't despair, it
happens every summer - with different astronomy clubs each weekend
during the summer (except full moon weekend)
These are the free
programs at Glacier Point.
Meanwhile back in Monrovia, our intrepid team of sidewalk astronomers
will be holding down the fort from sunset (a little before 8:00 p.m.
until about 9:30 or 10:00 p.m. depending on the crowd Saturday night.
Last night many of you got to see the International Space Station fly
over southern California (including some of us at the Hollywood Bowl).
If I don't remind you, or I forget, just sign up here and you will get
an email alert in plenty of time to tell all your local friends and
family when to look up and wave at the astronauts.
What's Up August covers the Perseids (It was awesome from a dark sky
where I went) and the chance to see all the planets (and planets that
have been demoted like Pluto, Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and Juno this month.
It has really pretty graphics for the armchair astronomer, too.
Oh and a note from my work. I work on the InSight Mission, launching to
Mars in March 2016 (from Vandenberg AFB, just 4 hours north of LA!!) and
we just announced our Send your Name to Mars campaign, where your name
will be embedded on a micro "Plaque" and affixed to the instrument deck
of our spacecraft. So your name will be on Mars! Here's the info:
Jane Houston Jones
WhatÕs Up for August? Perseids + 12 planets