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Binocular Stargazing is hosted by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority with help from

members of the San Jose Astronomical Association. Want to learn the night sky? Did you know that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on a telescope to do so? All you need is a decent pair of binoculars. Come out and attend the “Binocular Stargazing” event on Friday July 18th from 8:45 pm to 10:45 pm at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve. We will teach all about how the night sky changes by the hour, month, and year. We will teach you how to use your binoculars to view asterisms, open and globular clusters, nebulas, and planets. We will provide this month’s star chart and show you how to use it to find objects and constellations. A few of highlight objects include

M7 - Ptolemy's Cluster, M8 - The Lagoon Nebula, Collinder 399 - The Coathanger, M24 - The SagittariusStar Cloud.Please bring 10x50mm binoculars (or larger. Tripod recommended on binoculars larger then 10x50), a chair to view in comfort, and a red lens flashlight, and warm clothes (extra layers). Turn your headlights off as you pull into the first parking lot which is paved. Please park your car there on the paved lot and walkover to gravel lot where the program will be held

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