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Starry Nights at RCDO

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? (this time its Venus) We have members of the San Jose Astronomical Association available to answer your questions.

Saturn is still 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 due south by 10pm.

Objects on Display:   Saturn and its moons; Deep Sky Objects such as Globular Clusters in Hercules M13, planetary nebulae such as the Ring Nebula M57 and the Dumbbell Nebula M27 and the Milky Way of Cygnus, Scorpius and Sagittarius will be up as twilight ends.

This is prime viewing for the star clouds of the summer Milky Way!

Sunset: 20:19 PDT

Civil Twilight Ends:20:48

Moonrise: 23:19

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  • Ed W.

    Starry nights was last week 7-27. The next Starry nights is on 8-31

    August 1, 2013

  • Ryan L.

    Is it on Aug 3 ?

    August 1, 2013

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