It's sidewalk astronomy weekend again. We'll update our web page in
case of any change in weather or circumstances. The waxing crescent
moon and Jupiter will be our observing targets this month.
Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. 'til 10:00 p.m., Colorado near Delacey,
Old Town Pasadena
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. 'til 9:30 p.m., Myrtle & Lime, Monrovia.
There is a Monrovia Art Walk near Colorado and Myrtle 5:30 - 9:30 on
this same date, and again August 5 and September 2. I don't think
this will impact our Myrtle and Lime setup tho', it just offers more
interesting things to do.
From U of Illinois' Jim Kaler comes this lovely description of this
week's sky. You can find the whole text, updated every Friday, here
(scroll down past the interesting links for the text) :
"Mars, closer and faster-moving than Saturn, has now pulled well to
the east of the ringed planet. Saturn, which now sets around 10:30
PM Daylight Time, will be gone from view toward the end of July.
Mars currently sets right after Saturn. Keeping better orbital pace
with Earth, however, the red
planet will be seen in bright twilight well into August. With these
planets slowly disappearing, the night sky then belongs to very
bright Jupiter, which hangs out in far western Libra about two-thirds
of the way from Spica in Virgo to Libra's Zubenelgenubi."
Hope to see some of you out this weekend! Jane and Mojo
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini Saturn Observation Campaign