OK, this is too cool! Did you know you can see the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth? You can! And NASA has made it easy by publishing a timetable of when it is possible to see it from the Augusta area.

Here's the latest list, courtesy of NASA. You can check for updates here.

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears
Mon Feb 1, 6:32 PM 2 min 28° 10° above SSW 28° above S    
Tue Feb 2, 5:40 PM 4 min 19° 11° above S 14° above E    
Tue Feb 2, 7:16 PM < 1 min 22° 15° above WSW 22° above WSW    
Wed Feb 3, 6:24 PM 3 min 77° 15° above SW 58° above ENE    
Thu Feb 4, 5:31 PM 6 min 41° 10° above SSW 12° above ENE    
Thu Feb 4, 7:08 PM < 1 min 27° 20° above WNW 27° above WNW    
Fri Feb 5, 6:16 PM 2 min 52° 32° above W 31° above NE    
Sat Feb 6, 5:24 PM 4 min 87° 46° above WSW 10° above ENE    
Sat Feb 6, 7:00 PM 1 min 24° 15° above WNW 24° above NNW    
Sun Feb 7, 6:08 PM 3 min 32° 22° above WNW 19° above NNE    
Mon Feb 8, 6:51 PM 2 min 21° 10° above NW 21° above NNW    
Tue Feb 9, 5:58 PM 4 min 24° 13° above WNW 13° above NE    
Tue Feb 9, 7:35 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW    
Wed Feb 10, 6:43 PM 2 min 21° 10° above NW 21° above N    
Thu Feb 11, 5:50 PM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 12° above NE    
Thu Feb 11, 7:27 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above NW 14° above NW    
Fri Feb 12, 6:34 PM 3 min 25° 11° above NW 25° above NNE


Here's what to look for according to NASA:

The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

NASA also provided some tips on how to spot the station:

Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm’s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions -- N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.