On Friday, check out the second annual Star Party and Food Truck Roundup at Green Fields Country Day School, at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra in northwest Tucson.
Astronomers from the National Optical Astronomy Association and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be on hand to help point out star attractions in what will be on a moonless winter night.
The time is right to see Jupiter and its four Galilean moons, the Orion nebula — the best stellar nursery in the sky — plus star clusters within the Milky Way and galaxies beyond. Orbiting satellites also may come into view.
The Food Truck Roundup that will be ready to serve at 5 p.m. Telescopes and binoculars will start scanning the skies at 6 p.m. Once the sun sets at 6:20 p.m. the free guided viewing will only get better.