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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, General Meeting Tuesday,
August 19 , 7:30pm, University of Saint Francis Schouweiler Planetarium.
Free public observing every clear Saturday night, April through November, at our new location, Jefferson Township Park.
Program:
Story Time, Beginner's Cheap Telescope, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Shared storeis by audience participation.
The August Night Sky: Striking planet pairings grace the month's night skies. Jupiter and Venus are close to each other in
the predawn eastern sky August 14-21, and appear to almost meet Aug.18, 30 minutes before sunrise. The crescent moon
forms a triangle with them Aug. 23. Mars and Saturn shine In the southwest all month. They form a slanting line with the
crescent moon after sunset Aug. 1-4. The two planets move closer to each other as the nights pass by and on Aug.31 they
form a triangle with the crescent moon an hour after sunset. The Perseid meteor shower will peak the night of August 12/13.
but the two-day-old full moon will interfere. New moon: July 25. by June Gladfelter