We have a clear night for moon viewing tonight, so join us at our
usual spot at the corner of Myrtle and Lime Streets in Monrovia Saturday
night from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. for some great views of the moon.
Home armchair astronomers can step outside after 9 p.m. (better later)
to see Jupiter, or Jupiter and moons (binoculars) rising in the east.
Jupiter reaches opposition in a wee, meaning it is opposite the sun in
the sky, highest at midnight, but visible all night long. More about
Opposition in my monthly video linked below in my signature line. If
you want more planets, both Saturn and Jupiter are visible if you want
to set your alarm or wake up early in the morning, and you'll find
Saturn below and east of Jupiter.
After that, it's time to step away from the light pollution and join us
at our 16th twice-a-year free star party in the Mojave National
Preserve. Our fall star party was a big success and you can see for
yourself in this national park video: https://vimeo.com/199881467
Spring event is May 27th,
Join us May 27th Black Canyon Group Campsite, Mojave National Preserve,
RSVP dlamfrom(a)npca.org - so we know how many campers will be there.
There is an adjacent area for campers, and kids and dogs are welcome.
There is a nice flyer on our OTastro website, in the upper right event
Jane and the sidewalk astronomers
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up April? Jupiter Opposition and the Lyrid Meteor Shower