Tues. Aug. 21 - The growing crescent Moon moves stage left tonight to form one of four points of a grouping with planets Mars, Saturn and Virgo's Spica low in the western sky as dusk settles in.
Friday, Aug. 24 - Tonight will be an ideal time to spend some time with the Moon. The half orange slice of First Quarter will be well placed in the sky, offering a fascinating visual journey along the rugged side-lit terrain of the terminator.
Fri. Aug. 24 - If the sky is clear, there is a night of observing to look forward to at our Okanagan Observatory on Big White Road (www.okanaganobservatory.ca). The evening will include an audio/visual program, a guided tour of the sky, and observing with member telescopes and the club's 25" telescope. A Go/No Go message is posted by 3pm each Friday on the Observatory Event Phone 250-300 8SKY (8759).
Okanagan Skies features highlights of current and upcoming astronomical events which are assembled by OC RASC member Dave Gamble. Please send your comments to
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