Rob loves astronomy. We had two telescope. Now only one, but we are looking for upgrade soon. We have sky images ( mostly from NASA site ) on our desktops, on our walls. We do not see much of beautiful stars over Portland sky, because of city lights. And many, many days clouds cover all sky here. We even missed to take photos of full moon, because of over-cast.
Whenever I see stars, I get my camera, he gets his telescope, we go to deck. Then we wait, chat, drink teas.
The next meteor shower is the Perseids on the nights of August 11 and 12. At its best, under dark skies, however we live in the city!
I need to find dark sky somewhere.
Rob made his search to find this information here: http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky
It seems like we need a road trip…
More info about 2013 Meteor Showers & stars visit this site:
You may also visit www.rosecityastronomers.org
Astronomers Without Borders … Astronomers club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at OMSI in Portland.
By the way next full moon will be Wed, Aug 21. Check out weather details here: http://www.accuweather.com