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. No smoking, no pets, no flash photography or imaging.
Please check in at the OSA's front table and let them know you are here. If you bring a white flashlight, be sure to get it wrapped in red plastic at the front table (to help preserve everyone's night vision). Rain, heavy clouds or thick smoke cancels this event. Be sure to check here, on this Meetup page, for any changes before heading out to RCDO.
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.
VERY IMPORTANT: EVENTBRITE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Please read details below:
RSVP is closed for this event because OSA requires all attendees of this event to obtain an Eventbrite ticket using the link provided below. Due to limited parking spaces, we are only allotted 25 tickets from the OSA. Once they are gone, we cannot get anymore.
To register for tickets:
***Link to obtain Tickets will be inserted here on/around Oct 7th***
THERE IS NO WAIT LIST. If the tickets are already sold out, please check back occasionally for any cancellations. 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.