Tonight (Monday Feb. 18) there's an excellent pass of the International
Space Station over Los Angeles, and if the timing is right, it will be
followed or preceded by the space shuttle, making for a great double
pass. The shuttle is scheduled to undock this morning.
Look in the northwest starting at 5:50 p.m. It will be almost directly
overhead at 5:53, and set below the horizon in the southeast at 5:57.
The shuttle shouldn't be far behind, or ahead. Both will be very bright
and look like moving stars, with no blinking lights like airplanes.
You can create your own satellite pass predictions for your location at
Don't forget the total lunar eclipse this Wednesday night!
And finally it was great seeing so many of you on the sidewalk in
Pasadena and Monrovia this weekend! We had our first Saturn night, and
some of our biggest visitor counts ever, especially in Pasadena on Friday.
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org