Astronomy stuff

Morris Jones mojo at
Fri Aug 1 13:09:44 PDT 2014

Sidewalk Astronomy update!

We should be out this weekend in Monrovia -- Saturday evening, about 
8:00 'til about 10:00, at Myrtle & Lime.

Thing is ... the weather forecast is a little iffy! Right now, for 
Saturday night, it calls for "Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of 
thunderstorms after 11 p.m." (Wouldn't that be fun, except for the 
lightning.) :)

Nevertheless, I'll give it a chance, and post an update to the list 
either way.

We should have a great crescent moon, with some excellent views of 
Saturn, if the sky clears.

MEANWHILE Jane's "What's Up" podcast for August is fresh and just out, 
featuring a little of my astrophotography :) :

We spent last weekend at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park for our 
annual summer star party trip:

And if you're outside tonight at 9:20 p.m., there's a nice bright pass 
of the International Space Station. If you face South, you'll see it 
rise on your right and pass very close to bright red Antares just after 
9:22 p.m. Keep watching as the station experiences sunset, and fades out 

Morris Jones
Monrovia, CA

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