Upcoming AAS Events

30 Aug 2014 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
05 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Mansfield Park Drive, Austin, TX near RR 620 and the dam
12 Sep 2014 7:30 PM • UT Austin Campus ETC Building Rm 2.136
20 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
27 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
28 Sep 2014 7:30 PM • Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 North Capital of Texas Highway, 78746
03 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Mansfield Park Drive, Austin, TX near RR 620 and the dam
10 Oct 2014 7:30 PM • UT Austin Campus ETC Building Rm 2.136
11 Oct 2014 7:00 PM • Belterra Community Recreation Center

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The Sky This Month
by Rob Pettengill

Deep sky observers should check out Brian Cuthbertson's updated Observing Targets 

August is a great month for DSOs if you head out of town at a site like Eagle Eye Observatory. Brian's observing targets include:

NGC 6441 rating EASY
Globular cluster in Scorpius

M26 rating MEDIUM
Open cluster in Scutum

NGC 6380 rating HARD
Globular cluster in Scorpius

There's lot's to see next month from urban skies as well.

Solar System Events  July
New Moon 26
    August
First quarter Moon  3
Full Moon  10
Perseid Meteor Shower - a gibbous moon will be at your back, but the Perseid should put on it's usual spectacular show in the pre-dawn hours.  11-13
Last quarter Moon  17
Jupiter reappears in our early morning skies in spectacular fashion passing within 0.2 degrees of Venus both immediately to the left of the Beehive cluster. Best view should be around 6:20 AM CDT about 9 degrees above the horizon at 73 degrees bearing in the east.  18
Saturn will overtake Mars low in the southwest just after Sunset. This will be a great opportunity to say goodbye to both planets for 2014.  26

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