If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be out under a truly
dark sky with some knowledgeable observers, this Saturday night is your
The weather forecasts look perfect for a comfortable night of observing
from our favorite remote desert location, about 155 miles east from
Monrovia on I-10.
It will just be a few of us. If you'd like to come, you're free to
arrive whenever you like, and leave whenever you like. You'll want to
bring food and lots of water, something to sit on, and clothing layers
for when the air turns chilly. Jane and I will have a camp toilet
available. Certainly bring binoculars and a telescope if you have one!
Sunset will at 6:00 p.m. Jane and I will plan to arrive at about 5:00
p.m. It's a great spot for a light picnic dinner. You can pitch a tent
if you like; Jane and I usually doze in the car for a few hours. It's
especially fun to rise well before sunrise and enjoy the still air of
the morning sky.
I allow about two and a half hours for travel from Monrovia. Traffic is
sometimes a little heavy on the afternoon trip on either 10 or 60.
If you'd like to attend (Dan Gollnick and Tom Traeger, I've already
heard from you), please send a reply to this note, and I'll follow up
with specific directions. It would be good to provide me with a cell
phone number or other contact in case the weather turns inclement.
(Right now the only threat would be high winds.)
Old Town Astronomers http://www.otastro.org