A family favorite!
Bring your telescope and join us!
This years star gazing schedule begins with the much enjoyed and awaited "Messier Marathon, 2013" that will follow the long held tradition of viewing the entire list of astronomical objects found and documented by the famous French astronomer. Last year we hit them all! 110 objects!! And, we will try again on March 9 beginning at dusk.
The evening will open with a short tribute toHuell Howser and the screening of his California's Gold episode, "Journey to Mount Wilson" that Huell gave to use to show everyone at times like this. We will share the projections with the early stellar views as the sun sets and darkness builds. At that point, the guns are blazing! For the first two hours after the film, we need to hit about sixty objects in succession. Visual and video captures will highlight the presentation and a sky tour will show some of the special sights that bring tales of old to mind and history of ancient lore and myth. Modern astrophysics comes to the surface at times, as well, and we talk about the workings of our beautiful Cosmos.
Please mark the calendar and plan to join in with everyone for this fun event. If you have a telescope, bring it and let's do some astronomy! For those needing help with their scopes, please show up early so we have time to help create the best night of star gazing we can. Please bring lawn chairs, warm and comfy stuff, libation and other personal needs. We ask everyone to drive slow to keep dust low,(bad for telescopes) and to dim the lights if possible.