This coming Saturnday :-) we are hoping to hold a Saturn viewing
event in Monrovia, but the weather forecast is poor. If it is partly
cloudy or clear, of course we'll be there - beginning when Saturn is
visible at 8 p.m. until 10 or 11 p.m. If it is raining, or
threatening rain, we'll cancel the event, and we'll make a note on
our website under "Next Sidewalk Opportunity"
Our next viewing nights for Saturn and the moon will be February 23
(Colorado Blvd between Fair Oaks and Pasadena Avenues) in Pasadena
and on February 24th (Library Park, Myrtle and Lime Streets) in
Monrovia. We'll begin at 6 p.m. both nights, but Saturn won't rise
above the trees or buildings until after 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy this article about Saturn.
Part of my job at JPL is to manage a 350 strong volunteer group
called the Saturn Observation Campaign.
We have 350 members in 52
countries, and in 45 states of the USA.
On Saturday night many of us all around the world will be looking at
Saturn from their back yard, or conducting a community Saturn
Observing event, or visiting a classroom. If it is cloudy and we
can't show Saturn on Saturday, you can look on the link below and see
where Saturn is lurking beyond the clouds. And then you can pretend
you are looking through the eyepiece of one of the telescopes at
Saturn and it's moons. http://www.whiteoaks.com/jane/2007socsaturn/
Hope it is clear Saturday, but luckily we have many more months of
prime Saturn viewing!
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini Saturn Observation Campaign