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In-Town Star Party

Another of the regular, in-town public star parties hosted by the San Jose Astronomical Association.

Interested in learning about the night sky? Come out and look through our members scopes and ask questions. It's free and educational. Sunset 7:18 pm, 66% moon sets 1:32 am. "Featuring the gibbous moon, the pretty double star Albireo, the Ring Nebula, the Great Galaxy in Andromeda".

Come with a telescope, or just bring your eyes!


Directions to Houge Park are on the website, we set up near the tennis courts.

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  • Balaji V.

    Nice event, my whole family enjoyed seeing the moon up close and star clusters.

    September 16, 2013

    • Rob J.

      Glad you enjoyed it! The conditions, honestly, were not all that great. We had a waxing second quarter gibbous moon, so it was BRIGHT out there! Come out when it's darker (like coming up on 27 Sept), or go out to a darker site, and the milky way will blow your socks off!

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • Leila

    I get off work at 9 pm. How late does this event last? thanks

    September 13, 2013

    • Rob J.

      Official star party hours are from 8:15 to 11:15PM. But the closing time can go later if it's a great night, everyone having fun, lots of people still out. Or it can close up early, usually if clouds roll in. So keep an eye on the sky, it's been looking like it gets overcast after sundown lately.

      September 13, 2013

    • Rob J.

      Leila, I hope you were able to make it. I was there late, and it was hard to tell who all was there in the (semi) dark.

      September 16, 2013

  • Nelly P.

    Looking forward for an educational night looking through the members scopes.

    September 11, 2013

  • Nelly P.

    Thanks to those generous members who share their time and their binocular.

    September 11, 2013

  • Nelly P.

    Great! Another Night learning about the Sky.

    September 11, 2013

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