Upcoming Event: Bob Piekiel At Clark Reservation State Park – Friday, August 29 – 8 to 10 p.m.

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

Bob Piekiel’s tour of the county and state parks system this year continues this Friday, August 29 (with Saturday, August 30 as the weather-alternate) with a stop at Clark Reservation in Jamesville. We are approaching the last of our Summer observing sessions, with the Summer Triangle high overhead just around the time we expect to pack up (10 p.m.). This event is FREE (not even a parking fee) and open to the public.

Those there at the 8 p.m. start may catch the thin crescent Moon (depending on the tree cover at the Clark Res. ball field) followed by early views of Mars and Saturn. The rest of the night will be a Summer free-for-all as we take in the highlights of the Milky Way (and maybe some dim views of Uranus and Neptune). For those not keeping track, this is a pretty busy year for comets as well, and I plan on taking in a view of Comet Jacques (Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques for anyone keeping full track) as well (which was just inside Cassiopeia’s boundary last week and will be well inside Cepheus territory on Friday).

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