With the nice Moon phase, we were hoping to be out in Pasadena and
Monrovia this weekend, but (a) we can't see through the clouds, and (b)
rain isn't good for our telescopes. :)
We're going to try again next weekend. The Moon will be large and three
or four days before full.
This past week we were the guests of Santa Fe Middle School for their
Founder's Day celebration. The forecast wasn't good for Tuesday
evening, but just as the event was wrapping up and people would be
coming out to the telescopes, we caught a break of clear sky between the
storms. About 200 kids and parents got great looks at Saturn, the first
quarter Moon, and even the Pleiades star cluster.
I've added a fascinating article by Jane on observing Saturn's moon
Iapetus to the web site.
Keep dry this weekend!
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org