Google understands

Google gets it.  Yeah, Google Maps is good for finding where that new doughnut shop is, but what about the big dipper?  They understand that us astronomy/planetary science nerds needs a little directional help sometimes too.

They have made it possible for kids like Jonathan Tomshine to produce websites like Dark Sky Finder, which tell you what the light pollution is like in the area you want to see some starts, comets, meteor showers, planets, spaceships, satellites...yanno the like.

It's pretty cool AND simple.  Just use it like you would Google Maps, moving the toggles to the place you want to watch the stars.  I have made a place marker for the POSSE meeting location on the UT campus.

Enjoy your star watching!

Cheers - M

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