Dear Astrophiles, we’re officially one week into our Pony Up campaign to raise money to support outreach for the solar eclipse in August this year. Things are going great – we’re 20% of the way to our goal of $5k.
Thanks to our many donors and especially to Pam Robbins, Mark & Sharon Johnson, flying m coffeegarage, Scott Watkins, Paul Collins, Cindy Hall, Barbara & Clay Morgan, and several anonymous donors.
To celebrate our progress so far, I’ve arranged for Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to pass by the Earth this weekend. You can see Comet 45P in the constellation Hercules high in the early morning, eastern sky. It will look like fuzzy bluish-green ball with a fan-shaped tail. The green color comes from glowing carbon gas.