6:00 PM - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Join MTRP Trail Guide and amateur astronomer, George Varga, at the far end of the Kumeyaay Lake Campground's Day Use Parking Lot, from 6 to 9 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 Moon is waxing and one day past First Quarter. Saturn will be in the Southwestern sky but may be obscured by the Fortuna Range. The Summer Triangle will be high up in the sky and enable viewing the Ring Nebula (M57), the binary star Albireo in Cygnus, the Dumbbell Nebula (M27), and the Coathanger (Brocchi’s or Collinder 399) Cluster. Also up for viewing will be Globular Cluster M15 in Pegasus, Open Cluster M30 in Capricornus, and the Wild Duck Cluster (M11) in Scutum.