I declare it is time for another last-minute star party in West Seattle. This will be my second event as one of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors.
- Tonight, Saturday, March 6, 2010
- Start: 9pm – I may leave around 10 or 10:30 unless no one shows up.
- Solstice Park  as usual (at the TOP, if you’re by the tennis courts go up)
As always, this is if the weather is permitting. If you can see stars I’ll be there (unless it gets really super freezing cold).
Telescopes – Mars first, Saturn later?
I’ll bring a couple telescopes, you should bring one if you have one. We’ll look at Mars definitely, and maybe Saturn if it comes up over the trees in time.
Unfortunately, we’ll miss seeing the international Space Station, but if you wanted to step out of your house earier, you can see it around 7:47pm, starting West-Southwest.
|Date||Mag ||Starts||Max. altitude ||Ends|
|6 Mar ||-3.1||19:47:37||10||WSW||19:50:30||62||NNW||19:50:32||62||NNW|
GLOBE at Night
This would be a perfect opportunity to get your GLOBE at Night observations in. Wait, you don’t know about GLOBE at Night? Well check this out  – you can help out on a worldwide science project to determine how stargazing quality is changing around the world. Plus, I’ll be around to help out if you need it (but I don’t think you will). The Lat/Long of Solstice Park is (47.536341, -122.39052).
See you tonight!
~ A l i c e !