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" in east after sunset? (This time it's Jupiter.) We have members of the San Jose Astronomical Association available to answer your questions.

Spectacular deep sky objects of the winter skies are visible at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve, which is close by to town.

Objects on display: Deep Sky Objects such as The Orion Nebula, Hyades Cluster, Jupiter, open star clusters M44 (Beehive Cluster), M41, M46, M47 and M1 the Crab Nebula, and lots more.

As you drive up, please dim your lights (if you can) to your parking lights and park in the asphalt lot unless you have arranged with the astronomers ahead of time to help and have your own telescope.

Rain or lots of clouds cancels. (Since you can't see anything). Dress very warm! See you sooooon.

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  • Ed W.

    Great event tonight, a good turnout from the public and telescopes. Great views of the Supernova, Orion Nebula, Jupiter, Andromeda Galaxy and also VY Canis Majoris (the big dog star) I hope to see everybody next month.

    January 26, 2014

  • Ed W.

    The weather looks like it's going to good for Starry Nights tonight.

    Looking forward to seeing you there

    January 25, 2014

  • vivenkat

    Thanks Ed / Steven,

    I got the directions as per your suggestion. I was wondering how to meet up with the rest of the group once I park my car. Maybe in today's session, I could figure that out. See ya all t'rrow evening.


    January 24, 2014

  • vivenkat

    Hi , I joined SJAA recently. I am interested to come for this weeks' Starry night party at RCDO. I am not sure where exactly this location is. I live in Sunnyvale and plan to drive the place. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks,

    January 21, 2014

    • Steven C.

      vivenkat: If you click the address link near the top of this page, you'll get a map to Rancho Canada del Oro (RCdO)

      Or use the link Ed Wong posted below.

      January 23, 2014

  • Ed W.

    Hi Vivenkat,

    Here is a link to the location on Google Maps. You can click on the get directions button on the left hand side and type in your address to get directions to RCDO.,+Morgan+Hill,+Ca,+95037,+us&hl=en&ll=37.147781,-121.774639&spn=0.002544,0.005134&hnear=4289+Casa+Loma+Rd,+Morgan+Hill,+California+95037&t=h&z=19

    See you there,

    January 21, 2014

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