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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.
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