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Mount Diablo Astronomical Society! EXPLORE OUR MAGNETIC SUN..

  • Jul 13, 2013 · 7:30 PM


RECENT SOLAR ACTIVITY July 6 '2013! A massive sunspot that is over 11 times the size of Earth is visible now with the proper solar-safe viewing equipment. Its name is AR1785, and you can see its progress via the SDO's white-light camera here courtesy of Watch it here -> SUNSPOT ACTIVITY going on right now..











Sat, July 13, 8pm – 10pm
Description: EXPLORE OUR MAGNETIC SUN Arrive at 7:30 Pm to safely view the Sun through telescopes. How can the Sun affect cell phones and create auroras? Why does the Sun have spots? After sunset, we’ll watch all the other stars appear! Bring your kids, binoculars, warm clothes (temperature can drop significantly), snacks, water. If you bring a flashlight, please cover it with red cellophane, red cloth, or a red balloon.

Mount DiabloAstronomical Society



GOOGLE MAP-> Meet at the Lower Summit Parking Lot

Coordinates: +37° 52' 48.79" -121° 55' 10.25"

From Danville take Southgate Rd into MDSP, from Walnut Creek take Northgate Rd into MDSP – continue up the Mountain past the Junction Ranger station 4.5 miles, the Lower lot is on the right just before the Summit Museum. $10 per car try to carpool.


Invite your friends and family to join the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society as we explore the Solar System:

Here’s your chance to see Saturn and the moons of Jupiter through a telescope.

Visitors can make a Solar System model to keep in a pocket and then explore the rest of the universe as they tour the telescopes.

MDAS members who have been through docent training are welcome to bring their binoculars and telescopes to share views of the universe with the public.

We also need a couple of members who can help direct our visitors in how park their cars.


Hope to see you on the mountain!

Marni Berendsen
Mount Diablo Astronomical Society

Participate in hands-on astronomy activities, followed by supervised observing through the many different telescopes of MDAS members to view the Moon, planets, stars, galaxies and more!

NOTE: Astronomy Program is weather permitting & “High Fire Danger”

Program Calendar: or

call Mt. Diablo State Park –[masked]-2525.

Mount Diablo Astronomical Society:
A proud member of the NASA Night Sky Network:

Email: [masked]











Kevin Feinstein,

ForageCoCo's Head Organizer

Is the author of the new book The Bay Area Forager with Mia Andler and are also the creators of the IPhone app by the same name. He is a teacher and researcher of plants, food, sustainability, and natural health.  Kevin leads wild edibles walks on his own and through ForageSF and is the founder of the Foraging Society, ( and maintains a website on foraging related topics, (





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