For the past three years we've brought Sidewalk telescopes to the Gilb
Museum of Arcadia History for their spring soiree. The museum is located
at 300 W Huntington and the event hours are 6-9 p.m. Saturday April
28th. Sunset isn't until 7:30 p.m. but the moon is our only target and
it will be a fine target before sunset. Wine and cheese, art exhibit,
history and astronomy, plus music and henna artist.
If you want to join us to enjoy your local museum, the event is free and
open to the public, so come on down!
May 5 there will be a Vandenberg launch visible from San Luis Obispo to
Mexico's Pacific coast! InSight, NASA's next lander on Mars will launch
May 5 at 4:05 am (3 hour window), then several minutes later each day
for about a month, if launch is no go on the 5th. Here is a great video
from JPL showing the visibility from Santa Barbara, LA and San Diego,
plus links to live coverage of the launch.
It will be just as nice from your back yard in Monrovia as long as you
can see north to south 1/3 up from the horizon at 4 am! InSight will
launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex-3 or SLC-3,
and ride atop an Atlas V-401 rocket provided by United Launch Alliance.
Mojo and I are heading to Lompoc to watch, but there are almost better
chances to see it at home due to coastal fog on the central coast. Go
Atlas V, Go Insight!
Jane Houston Jones
Solar System Public Engagement
What's Up April:
Moon,Mars,Saturn plus Lyrid meteors
NEW! FaceBook Watch What’s Up video page!