January 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am America/Indiana/Indianapolis Timezone

Well, happy new year 5 days late. This note is from Canton, the fellow who maintains the astronomical events calendar on your phone/computer/brain implant. I’ve just added all the meteor showers and grand celestial events for 2018. There might be a couple of errors (which I’ll fix and update later) as I was rushing to put this together while in the passenger seat of a van speeding towards the Very Large (radio telescope) Array in New Mexico on New Year’s Eve…

OF PARTICULAR INTEREST is the night of July 27th, when you can witness all this at once: A full moon! A total lunar eclipse! Mars at it’s brightest! A meteor shower! That’s a helluva night, so you might want to make plans now to get yourself somewhere special on that evening.