*one of the lines from the 1981 song ‘Here is the News’ by Electric Light Orchestra
I happened upon a group of stargazers at Volunteer Park tonight right after sunset. ‘I have found Mars!’ said one guy. (Should I have asked ‘Can I see, too?’ I didn’t). I read on earhsky.org that this is a good time of the year to watch for Perseid meteor showers as well : they come late July and early August. Watch for them now, is the recommendation. The moon is full on August 10, and its light will interfere with the 2014 Perseids’ peak.