This Saturday is a chance to hear a great lecture and enjoy star gazing with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) for their monthly star party on Mt. Tam. This month, Professor Lynn R. Cominsky of Sonoma State University is giving a lecture at 8:30 pm at the Mountain Theater. Her topic will include "blazing galaxies, intense stellar explosion and super-massive block holes" and should be quite captivating. Afterwards, the SFAA will set up telescopes for public viewing of the universe and there is a lot to see this time of year. The Moon will be a lovely crescent, Saturn is visible, and many deep space objects such as star clusters and nebulae will be on display. And if all goes well, I'll be there pointing out constellations with my trusty green laser pointer.
Hope to see you Saturday night - above the fog.
New Hubble Image of Jupiter's Red Spot
1 week ago