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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Rock'n stellar chill cool. Unlike the moons of Saturn, turned out 2b an easy find area w/group. Sometimes bumbling thru our own un-orderly paths on this planet is relatively insignificant compared to the vast unknown mystery & wonder out there.

    Thx again Jan & all for sharing small treasures of heavenly galactic time like this w/us earthly space cadets - cheers & many good will may orbits align again =}

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • tracy

    Always so cool, seeing the planets and some of their moons kind of takes you back to a time of Galileo Galilei and what he saw through his telescope. Very cool.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe. Does the meet up have a special spot that you meet?

    August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ...wondering the same. This event sounds sparklingly cool but a meeting point would help. Is it right on the pier or where the sponsors Bogart's Coffee is, for "hello" start off? Advance thx for any/all reply. Hope 2b there & have an astronomically fun time w/all - cheers! =}

      "We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves" - Galileo Galilei

      August 17, 2013

  • Jan R.

    Don't forget about the closure of the 405 and 605. Take surface streets to the pier and allow extra time.

    August 17, 2013

  • Jan R.

    I'll be there about 8pm . Look for me, I'm tall with longish blonde hair. It's not a large area where the telescopes are. My cell is[masked]-4621. See you there!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, we'd like to join.How can we meet you guys there?

    August 17, 2013

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