International Sidewalk Astronomy Night -- Saturday, April 12

Saturday, April 12 is International Sidewalk Astronomy Night. I’ll be out with my friends in Monrovia, near the corner of Myrtle and Lime.

Saturn is well-placed and should show her rings off nicely. The first-quarter moon will also be high and easy. Mars will be small and distant, and I’m not sure if anyone’s going to try spying that. If there are a lot of telescopes on hand, that’s more likely to happen. I may also decide to try turning a telescope to the Orion Nebula. Probably not a whole lot else we can show you from that corner.

Figure on us setting up around 7:30pm or 8pm and sticking around until a little after 10pm. We’ll stay longer if there’s a crowd.