Public Stargazing set for Saturday, Sept 3rd

So far the forecast is looking good for stargazing this Saturday. Let’s hope that holds out.

Mars is in retrograde in Scorpius right now and is still high in the sky in the evening, along with Saturn nearby. They’ve made a great pair to keep an eye on throughout the summer.

The New Moon is Thursday, so it will be just a slight, 5% sliver on Saturday. Unfortunately, the ISS won’t be making a pass over us on the 3rd, but fear not, there will be plenty to look at and learn about.

Sunset is at 7:55 (gettin’ earlier and earlier!), so we will be showing up at the Horse Camp at around 7:30 to start setting up. Come early and feel free to learn about the equipment when you see it better!