Jane and I became familiar with the Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers a
few months ago when she spoke to them on the Cassini mission. It's a
great club, and a great location, especially if you're more in the
direction of Pomona than Pasadena.
Tonight I'm going to give the talk that I gave last year in Ireland at
the Whirlpool Star Party in Birr. It's a brief travelogue of the
Sidewalk Astronomers' summer excursions to the great national parks of
the western U.S., along with the talk I've given at the parks on the
vanishing Milky Way, titled "You Are Here." I'll add some photos from
our visit to Bryce Canyon park this summer as well.
If you're interested in attending, the club web site is here,
<http://www.pvaa.us/> and directions to the 7:30 p.m. meeting are here
Late tonight, or actually early tomorrow morning, scientists are
forecasting a rare return of the Aurigid meteor shower. Jane sent some
information about it in an earlier message.
While I'm giving my talk this evening, she will be at NASA Ames in
Northern California, installing equipment on a small Gulfstream business
jet, and preparing with a group of researchers to document the meteor
shower at an altitude of 50,000 feet. It should be quite a story.
I currently plan to observe the shower from home near Sawpit Wash in
Monrovia in a comfortable chair. :)
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org