Well, time has flown by since our last skywatch, and this really snuck up on me! We’ll be meeting tomorrow night, Wed., March 1, 2017 in our usual place at the circle by the Library.
Part of the confusion is that we are still at a thin crescent moon stage. The alternative was to delay the skywatch until next week, but then the Moon would be almost full. This way we’ll have darker skies even if we don’t get to see as many lunar craters.
However the sky is full of beautiful objects to view! Probably leading off is the Great Orion Nebula, birthplace of new stars. Then we have Venus showing its waxing gibbous phase (yes, like the Moon!), lots of star clusters, the Andromeda Nebula (Galaxy)…
Hope to see you there. We’ll start at dark and go until about 9:00 PM. Dress warm, but Friends of the Library will be providing hot cider and cookies to warm up your innards.
If you have a telescope you can bring to share views, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a scope you have questions about operating, then please bring that along and we’ll do our best to get you up and running.