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Perseid Prospects: Poor

The weather is not cooperating for this year's Perseid meteor shower. Clouds and rain through the weekend will most likely prevent any observations from Westchester. The optimal viewing time for this year's shower would be after midnight Thursday (early Friday morning) but the National Weather Service predicts "mostly cloudy" with possible rain for that time. The meteor shower activity extends for several more days, but so does the prediction of cloudy and rainy weather.

July SkyWAAtch Newsletter

The July SkyWAAtch Newsletter has just been published. It's the best astronomy club newsletter this side of the Oort Cloud. Click the link to read it. 

This issue contains the monthly almanac, member news, images, an article on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, news from NASA Space Place and an invitation of a show of WAA member Scott Nammacher's magnificent deep-sky images at the Greenburgh Public Library  in August.

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