Lotza planet and moon viewing coming up

Jones, Jane H jane.h.jones at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Feb 27 15:52:31 PST 2009


What's Up for February?  The moon!  I hope you all get a chance to step
outside tonight after sunset and enjoy the beautiful view of the moon and
Venus!  And just in time for the moon view, My what's Up podcast is all
about 400 years of lunar observing, as much as can be condensed into 2
minutes :-). You can find it here on the JPL website:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=818 and here on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCa0hw0z_TI&feature=channel_page

It's been a busy few weeks for sidewalk astronomy - Solar telescopes at
Arroyo Vista school last week, planet and cloud-penetrating telescopes at La
Fetra Glendale's Science Fair on Tuesday night. And four more school events
next month! 

Tonight Farnsworth Park in Altadena - you are welcome to come look through
our telescopes if this is convenient 6-8 p.m.  March 6 and 7 will be our
sidewalk astronomy nights.  These are all up on our website with February
and March observing tips. http://www.otastro.org/

March 22nd is Super Science Sunday in Thousand Oaks - a day of science
activities, talks (I'm one of the speakers) and telescopes!  Thos with
telescopes can volunteer to help out, tho it's a bit of a drive.  I'd put
you in touch with the coordinators if you are interested.
http://www.discoverycntr.org/pages/events/sss.htm

See you out under the moon this month!  Jane


Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA  91109  818-393-6435
jane.h.jones at jpl.nasa.gov
Saturnobs http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/Education/saturnobservation/
What's Up for Feb: the moon! http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=798



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