Starry Nights is hosted by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority with help from members of the San Jose Astronomical Association.
You've got a telescope? Come on down and follow along with the objects we view, or find your own and have the pleasure of sharing views of objects you find to others.
No telescope? Come on down and look through our telescopes and learn about the planets and stars and deep sky objects you can see.
Questions? Whats that really bright "star" after sunset? We have members of the San Jose Astronomical Association available to answer your questions.
Saturn is also well placed for viewing, as well as spectacular deep sky objects of the spring and early summer skies. Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve is close by, but well away from the city lights, so expect to see the summer Milky Way rise later in the evening.
Objects on Display: Saturn and its moons; Deep Sky Objects such as the Sombrero Galaxy, Whirlpool Galaxy, the edge-on galaxy, Markarian's Chain and the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, Globular Clusters in Hercules, planetary nebulae such as the Ring Nebula and the Dumbbell Nebula.
Sunset: 2022 PDT