Last weekend was an adventurous one for several of us who spent two
nights in the Mojave National Preserve. While Friday was a bit harrowing
with high winds, Saturday was a great day for exploring the park, and
observing galaxies in the dark sky at night.
I have an article here about the trip:
and a photo album with some cool tortoise video shot by Jane here:
We had such a good time that we're contemplating doing it again next
month. If you've never had much opportunity to get out from under the
L.A. light dome, you might consider joining us. From Monrovia it's
about 215 miles of easy drive.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, let me know as
soon as you can. The new moon weekend in May is May 23-24. If there
are enough interested parties, we can reserve the same group camping area.
I'll follow this message with information about this coming weekend.
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org