Things are shifting weather wise fast around here. Once we get into July our temps go high, thunderstorms build round the Sierra with general instability along with forest fire smoke rolling into our high desert meadow community. I usually write off July and late June for astronomy outreach except early morning personal observing with cool temps and clearer skies. I'm going to get in as many programs as I can before summer bears down.
Had a nice time this evening with about 56 visitors eager to look. This group was really serious about this ecliptic thing with Constellations, Venus, Regulus, Mars, Saturn, Spica, Antares and a waning gibbous Luna taking up the tail end. Following the road of the Sun, Moon, and planets what fun!
Jareta was the highlight of my evening. This youngster enjoys anything space related he nailed the Sidewalk Universe Guy's Saturn Challenge with ease and walked away with some astro stuff to learn from at home. Polite, inquiry centered, and a follower of instruction he will go far in life!