Astronomy Night Star Party at the Pier

What could be more fun than observing amazing objects through powerful telescopes by the seaside? Bring your friends or family to astronomy night and find out! We’ll start our tour of the night sky with close-up views of a lovely first quarter moon. Craters, mountains and ancient lava beds await discovery at the eyepiece of powerful telescopes provided by our hard-working volunteer astronomers. Next we’ll visit the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, to explore its interesting cloud bands and “Galilean” moons. Later in the evening we will explore the best double stars, star clusters and nebulae the winter constellations have to offer. If you have never seen deep space objects through a big telescope, this is your chance to be amazed. Seal Beach Astronomy Nights are co-hosted by our favorite local astronomy buff, Michael Beckage!


If you have a telescope, feel free to bring it to the star party. You don’t have to be an expert and it’s rewarding to share anything you know with someone else. The star parties are great for kids of all ages and best of all provide serious entertainment at an unbeatable price. (Free, that is!)


SPONSORED BY:
Bogart's Coffee House
905 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
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  • Jan R.

    Hey all, I'm really sorry I missed meeting you all at the Pier. Taking my friend to the Ontario airport took longer than expected. See you next month!!!

    June 16, 2013

  • Matthew O.

    A great venue for bringing astronomy to the public. I has at least 50 people viewing Saturn and the moon through my telescope and the other telescope operators had just as many. The weather cooperated also as the marine layer stayed away.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Karen F

    sports injury

    June 15, 2013

  • Jan R.

    I have to give a friend a ride to Ontario Airport for a 7 pm flight, but I hope to still make it to the Pier for this!

    June 12, 2013

  • Matthew O.

    Weather permitting, I will bring my 10 inch SCT. I need to know about the telescope logistics, how to get equipment from my vehicle to the venue, and if 120VAC power is available at the venue.

    June 10, 2013

    • Jan R.

      Matthew, It's all street parking there by the Seal Beach Pier, so if go early, you might get a parking space nearby. As far as I know, there is NO 120AV power.

      June 10, 2013

    • Matthew O.

      The closer I am to the venue the easier it will be to get my telescope there. The other option is to assemble it at the parking area and rolling it onto the pier. I got wheely bars....

      1 · June 10, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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