Step outside tonight at 8:08 for a nice pass of the ISS 49° above the
horizon at its highest!
Get your own alerts here https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
Thu Mar 31 8:08 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 49°, Appears: 10° above
WSW, Disappears: 11° above NE
My April Podcast appears today so it doesn't get mixed up in any April
Fool spoofs. https://youtu.be/af0zVX8nIBc
And our semi-annual Mojave National Preserve star party is May 7th. It
is free, and the Black Canyon Group Campground is reserved for us for
the 15th time courtesy of the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy and
the National Preserve and the National Preserve.
We'll turn our gaze (and our telescopes) away from the Milky Way and
peer out at galaxies in May. We won't ignore the planets, either - it
will be just a few weeks from Mars Opposition, and Mars has not appeared
as large as it will be in May since 2005! Jupiter will also be putting
on a great view, and we always keep a list of visible comets to show
under the dark Mojave skies. It's osur favorite event, made even better
by sharing with our friends like you.
There are always a few people looking to share rides to the desert. I
have one woman who would like to share the expense (and the driving)
with another woman. Let me know if you are interested and I'll put you
in contact with her. Any others - you can always post your intent on
our OTAstro Facebook account.
or send me a private note.
That's all for this month, literally! Jane
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up April: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Lyrids!