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In case you missed it live, here was our Virtual Star Party for June 24, 2012. In this edition, we had live telescopes from Gary Gonella, Peter Lake and Stuart Forman. And we were joined by Dr. Pamela Gay, Scott Lewis and Ray Sanders – hosted by Fraser Cain.
We had a really great night, with views of the Moon, Saturn, and Mars, as well as several deep sky objects: the Trifid Nebula, the Swan Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula, the Ring Nebula, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, the Sombrero Galaxy, and several others.
We hold these Virtual Star Parties every Sunday night, starting when it gets dark on the West Coast. It’s the summer solstice, so we start pretty late right now, but we’ll move earlier and earlier as the days get shorter.