This coming Saturday, Dec. 1st, I will be at the La Center High School Holiday Bazaar from 9 to 3. Although I have lived in La Center for almost 9 years now, this will be my first time at this bazaar, so I can’t tell you much about it, but it does appear to be a popular event in the region.
I decided that it would be a good idea to make more contact with my local community to let them know about Wa-chur-ed Observatory. At the same time, I encourage everyone else in the area to come check it out. La Center is an interesting little town. And, of course, I am always happy to see friends at these events – and it hasn’t been happening as much this year as in the past. This is the next to last holiday bazaar for 2018, so a good time to come out and do some Christmas shopping.
What, you may ask, does the above image have to do with holiday bazaars? Nothing! It’s just there to get your attention. NGC346 is a star cluster and nebula in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The area is dotted with brown, yellow, and blue regions like this – an appearance that is quite unusual anywhere else I know of. You can see more southern hemisphere astrophotos at the upcoming events!