5:30 PM - Saturday, February 14, 2015
Join MTRP Trail Guide and resident Astronomer, George Varga, at the far end of the Kumeyaay Lake Campground's Day Use Parking Lot, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A telescope will be available to view the nighttime sky! In consideration of others, no lanterns or white-light flashlights are permitted near the telescope. * Note: Cancelled if raining or cloudy. The waning Moon is two days past Last Quarter so there will be no Moon visible. The Orion Nebula (M42), the Little Beehive Cluster (M41), Open Clusters in Auriga, and the Crab Nebula (M1) are well positioned for viewing. The Crab Nebula (M1) is the result of a supernova that occurred in 1054 AD and was recorded by Chinese observers. Planet Jupiter will rise at about sunset so towards the end of the star gazing session, we will be able to view it in the Eastern sky. Today is also Valentine's Day!