Parade of Planets

We saw a beautiful parade of Jupiter, the Moon, and Saturn last night at the Robious Middle School skywatch. About 50 students and parents gathered on the football field, where RAS had set up five telescopes. Joe Racette, Peter Tlusty, and Terry Barker, all club members, guided each attendee through close up views of each parade object. Later, we attached a phone mount to one of the scopes, and several people took pictures through the eyepiece. Below are some of the images we captured.

We also saw a nice pass of the ISS (Internaltional Space Station)-it was low, just above the tree tops, but easily visible.

Saturn with phone