On Saturday, August 13, 7-10 p.m., Westchester Amateur Astronomers will provide telescopes for public viewing of the August Moon and planets Saturn, Mars, and Venus—plus stars and nebulae at 7855 Alversone Ave, one block west of Sepulveda at 79th (in church parking lot).Bring the kids and learn astronomy basics together. The event is free and all are welcome to look through the telescopes, but you may bring your own telescope if you wish.
This is a good time to view much of our Solar System lined up across southern sky: yellow Saturn with its bright moon Titan; red Mars, now in gibbous phase; our own August Moon, also in gibbous phase; and Venus, returning to the evening sky in the west just above the sunset glow.
For information about the star party—or if you are interested in helping form a local astronomy club—call star party host Bob Eklund at (310) 216-5947 or email Bob at email@example.com.
“All moons beautiful, but August moon most beautiful.” (From the movie “Teahouse of the August Moon”)