Reach for the Stars…
Weather permitting, Keri and Steve Williams and Bert McMahon will be setting up telescopes in the St. Thomas parking lot on Friday February Fourth (or First Friday in February) — remember the three “F”s.
The weather forecast is for a sunny day, and hopefully a clear night, so we hope to be ready about 6:15pm PST (this is slightly earlier than the originally published time, in order to get the best viewing) just after sunset. If the weather holds, we should be able to see Jupiter early in the evening and the moon will be about 3 days old, presenting a nice crescent. And some other treats of the winter sky are the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades, the Hyades, and maybe the Andromeda Galaxy.
Refreshments (hot chocolate and brownies) will be provided in accordance with current COVID guidelines. Masks required — N95 recommended. And we will have plenty of hand wipes and hand sanitizer available.
We will be bringing one telescope, and Bert McMahon has agreed to bring another. It would be great if there are some more St. Thomas members who would be willing to bring their telescopes to share. If you have a portable telescope and are willing to share it with the rest of the congregation and whoever might pass by in the parking lot of an evening, please send an email to Steve Williams.