Pasadena and Monrovia this weekend
mojo at whiteoaks.com
Fri Nov 12 08:34:43 PST 2010
Clear and a bit chilly, but should be great views of the moon and
Jupiter tonight and tomorrow.
Tonight (Friday) we'll set up in Old Town Pasadena, on Colorado Blvd.,
somewhere in the two-block stretch from Fair Oaks to Pasadena Ave. We
use the north side of Colorado in order to face the ecliptic (where the
moon and planets are) to the south. The exact spot kind of depends on
parking. Expect us to be there from about 7:00 'til 9:00.
But if you're really wanting to hang out with telescopes and
astronomers, pop over to Monrovia's Library Park on Saturday evening.
There we have room to spread out with several telescopes of every
imaginable configuration. You can compare views and chat with the
owners. It's much more relaxed than in Pasadena. I plan to arrive
about 6:00, with others joining us as the night goes on.
This month Jupiter is "that star" that's always there, bright and high
towards the south most of the evening. If you're up before dawn, you'll
see Venus has swung around to be the morning star for the next few months.
Favorite Twitter quote from the past month by "canislatrans," Chris Clarke:
"It's a beautiful night sky in Los Angeles. I just spent a little time
outside looking up at the star."
Morris Jones, Monrovia, CA
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