- Starry Trails TV is now available on all your mobile devices! – I’m so excited to let everyone know that I have a monthly night sky highlights program on Avon Lake Community TV! I will continue to build the program & hope to have a Kid’s Corner someday.
- Explore the night sky @ Avon Lakes’ Star Parties – Sunday August 12th – The Summer Skies. Check out the planet Venus and the Gibbous Moon. Learn what constellations will be visible in the summer night sky.
This Month’s Sky
Coming up towards the end of July, we will have the best views of Mars in fifteen years!! Mars reaches opposition on July 27th and will be closest to Earth on July 31st. It will not be this close again until 2035. Telescope views should offer some of Mars’ surface features. Mars will join Saturn & Jupiter in the southern sky. Jupiter will be the brightest, in the southwest and Mars will be almost as bright, in the southeast. Saturn will be the golden colored object in the middle (Illustration 1).
Also, with the opening of Milky Way season, this happens to be the best time of year to lay out on a warm summer night, with binoculars, and leisurely scan through the night sky! The summer Milky Way offers great views of many celestial delights! We have so much to see tonight, are you ready?! Once again our hike will begin around 10:00pm. Don’t forget your Starry Trail Map, bug spray, light jacket and lawn chair or blanket.
Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:
This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!
Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.
While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky.
Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out.
Starry Trails is now a video show!! Suzie takes you on a journey thru the stars with a monthly night sky highlights program!
Take Starry Trails with you! – Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!
Take an out of this world trip thru the stars in Starry Trails portable planetarium! We bring customized space science programs to you! View the night sky, enjoy star stories and explore the solar system. Click here for all the details!