I am heading out to Davis Mountain State Park, TX on Monday, Aug 9th. It is a chance to use my Mak under, hopefully, clear skies (Bortle 2). Unfortunately, August is the rainiest month of the year (3.28 inches average). The Perseids meteor shower will be at their max next week, and Jupiter and Saturn will be just about at their closest point during that time. I am planning to do the Star Party at the McDonald Observatory one night next week. Done this 3 times on the past, but now I have more interest in astronomy. I hope they are still doing this and have not stopped due to the unmentionable. Have to call. Here is looking for clear skies.