At MUG'02: Look a little south of straight up, the brightest thing in
(except for the moon) is Jupiter. You can easily see its moons in binoculars.
The orange planet to its left is Saturn. Look for three bright stars in a
row below Jupiter, that's the belt of Orion. Turn left at Orion (I just had
to say that to make it sound like directions) and find a really bright star,
that's Sirius, the dog star and the brightest star in the sky.
At MUG'03: Not too different from last year, but we have an "old moon"
this week (waning crescent) so if you get out of town a bit, it'll be really
dark. Both Jupiter and Saturn are up now in the night sky. The new moon
falls on the Saturday after MUG and we're having a starparty at Stagecoach
Observatory that night. Dusk-dawn, no RSVP needed, but definitely bring a