A few of us will be out on the corner of Myrtle and Lime tomorrow night
Saturday July 16. We'll have nice views of the moon, Saturn and Mars,
and early birds may see Jupiter, either with the unaided eye (probably)
or telescope ( trees/buildings).
Upcoming dark sky events:
August 12/13. Yosemite Glacier Point. Telescopes via selected club
members only ( we are with the San Jose Astronomical Assn) this weekend)
but all park guests welcome at the Glacier Point ampitheatre. If you are
at Yosemite this summer, check the schedule ( no full moon weekend) Just
come up, park an
Mojave Star Party November 5th - Many list members attended June event.
One comment: "So many kids for my daughter to play with" Another - kid
with telescope wowed everyone.
We do travel to dark sky areas - typically 90 - 200 miles one way most
new moon weekends. If you want to join us, send me a note for more info
on our dark sky events. Plan to sleep in car or drive 3 hours there/ 3
hours home. I will make a small list of who ever wants to join us for
super dark skies, bring your own telescope or use ours. Many local asto
clubs with less trvel. You can find.
Finally, this month's What's Up features many astrophotos from Mojo -
all taken at our favorite Amboy Crater dark sky locations. It's 180
miles from Monrovia, no camping (car camping ok, terrain is LAVA, so no
place to pitch a tent.
Jane Houston Jones @jhjones
What's Up July 2016:
A Summer Road Trip to the Milky Way