Important : New registration process - please see below.
SJAA is proud to partner with the Open Space Authority (OSA) to co-host a public star party at Rancho Canada Del Oro (RCDO). This site is just 30 minutes south of downtown San Jose and features dark skies. It's so dark you can see the band of our Milky Way galaxy in the summer.
Do not bring your own telescope (binoculars are welcomed but please no tripods). SJAA official club members will set up their telescopes to help the public get the most knowledge and enjoyment out of the truly dark Starry Night sky.
This is a family friendly event, but probably best for children 5 years and older. No touching the telescopes or eyepieces. (Maybe a focus knob, if instructed by the astronomer. OK to ask). No smoking and no pets.
***No flash photography or imaging (OSA is making RCDO available for visual observing only tonight). See http://www.Meetup.com/SJ-astronomy for Astro-Imaging events.***
Dress in warm layers (it gets cold at night). If you bring a dim white flashlight, be sure to bring it with, or get it wrapped in red plastic at the sign-in desk (to help preserve everyone's night vision). Rain, heavy clouds or thick smoke cancels.
Please arrive no later than 1 hour prior to ending time as the gates may be closed to allow staff to prepare to wrap up the session.
******************** OSA now mandates that all folks obtain an Eventbrite ticket. Please note our link to Eventbrite is separate from the OSA's link for tickets. Due to limited parking spaces, we are only allotted 25 tickets from the OSA. Once they are gone, we cannot get anymore. Register at:
Only those with a ticket will be allowed entry. Each Eventbrite ticket is for one car. For example, if you have four people in a car, just order one ticket.