Tonight’s Public Star Party at Jackson Flat Reservoir Boar Launch Parking Area (Tuesday, February 21) is likely to be brief due to an oncoming storm forecasting high winds and cloud cover although an 80% chance exists for at least a window of clear sky between 7:00 and 8:00 o’clock. We’ll be there ready to begin observing at 7:00 pm, hopefully with a view of Jupiter, Venus, and the new crescent moon low in the western sky. Temps won’t be as cold as they’ve been recently, but strong southwest winds will preclude ideal conditions for enjoying the stars. This one’s for the adventuresome sky watcher!
Keep a watch on the weather for Monday, February 27th. SVO will again set up at Jackson Flat Reservoir boat launch parking area, at 7:30 pm, to observe the conjunction of Mars and the moon, with Jupiter and Venus also visible in the sky. Everyone is invited!