Early tomorrow morning, I’ll head to Tucson, where astronomers are gathering for a big public star party event at Pima Community College’s East Campus on Saturday, February 16. Senior Editor Michael Bakich is already there, and we’ll both be helping coordinate an event that will bring together not only Astronomy
magazine and Pima Community College, but also the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, the International Dark Sky Association, the University of Arizona’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, the Astronomy Foundation, and the Girl Scouts of America.
Michael and I will be blogging about our experiences from attendng the star party, from visiting some local observatories in Tucson, and from seeing the meteorites at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, which is currently taking place. The fact that tens of thousands of people are in the city right now — many predisposed to astronomy — will drive attendance at the star party.
Expect to start hearing from Michael and me on Thursday. And we hope to see you in Tucson!
In case you didn’t see it before, you can find the full description of Saturday’s event here