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STAR PARTIES - 2008/08/24 09:14 Star Parties are an activity where members and guests come together to view the skies. If you have a telescope, bring it, if not, come and look through someone else's.
  1. Guide to how to attend a Star Party, or do's & don'ts of stargazing
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/stargazing_dos_donts_000607-1.html

  2. Star Party Survival Guide
    http://docs.sdaa.org/_tds/TDS_StarPartyGuide.pdf

  3. World’s Top 10 Star Parties
    http://www.nyaa.ca/gfx/Sky24_starparties.pdf




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STAR PARTIES China Lake Astronomical Society - 2008/08/24 09:29 China Lake Astronomical Society
http://www.chinalakeastrosoc.org/

Location: They are held at a site in the open desert south of Ridgecrest.

Directions: To reach the site from Ridgecrest, go south on China Lake Boulevard 6.5 miles from its intersection with Ridgecrest Boulevard. Continue straight across Highway 395 and you will be on Brown Road (old HWY 395). Follow Brown Road as it curves to the right and go west. After 2.3 miles there will be a 30-inch orange cone on the left. Turn left and follow the dirt road marked by 12-inch cones. The China Lake Astronomical Society Star Party is 0.5 miles along this road.

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact: Bruce Churchill (760)375-7247 rbc605gem@yahoo.com

  1. Friday, August 29: Signs out at 7:30 p.m., Star viewing at 8:00 p.m.

  2. Friday, September 26: Signs out at 7:30 p.m., Star viewing 8:00 p.m.

  3. Friday, October 24: Signs out at 7:00 p.m., Star viewing at 7:30 p.m.

  4. Friday, November 28: Signs out at 5:30 p.m., Star viewing at 6:00 p.m.


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STAR PARTIES KRV Astronomical Club - 2008/08/24 12:13 During Summer, the Kern River Valley Astronomy Club holds Star Parties in the Tillie Creek Campground in Wofford Heights. But on occasion the club ventures out on a short field trip to take advantage of the best Saturday night closest to the new Moon. Saturday September 27th is one such night. By the time the moon sets, it will be dark enough to show star clusters as well as distant dark & faint objects.

The KRV Astronomy Club Star Party on September 27th will be held at the Fairview Helispot up the Kern River. The Fairview Helispot is on the old Fairview dump site, on the East side of the road (away from the river) about 12 miles N north of Kernville, 1 mile S of McNally’s Fairview Lodge.

Orange traffic cones will indicate the turnout point on Mtn. Hwy 99.

If you plan to attend, best to call club president Rich Burdge Daytime: (760) 376-1291; Evening: (760) 376-6290.

People may want to bring a coat as temperatures may go from very hot in the day to fairly chilly after dark at this time of year.

KRV Astronomy Club meeting is held at 7pm every 3rd Thursday of month at the Kern Valley Museum, 49 Big Blue Road, Kernville

The Kern River Valley Astronomy Club’s new website address is
    http://www.astronomy.kern-river-valley.com



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Antelope Valley Astronomy Club Mt. Pinos Dark Sky Parties - 2008/08/24 16:58 Antelope Valley Astronomy Club
Mt. Pinos Dark Sky Parties[
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    http://www.avastronomyclub.org/sites/pinos.htm

[b]Mount Pinos
is considered to be one of the best viewing sites in Southern California, due to its low light pollution, dry air and frequently clear skies, and is therefore one of the favorite gathering places for amateur astronomers in the region.

The usual viewing area is not the summit of the mountain, but the large tree-surrounded parking area about two miles east of the peak.
  1. LOCATION: Lat 34.8332134 N Long -119.167 W.

  2. ALTITUDE: 8,600 ft

  3. FORECAST: Mt. Pinos viewing conditions:
    http://cleardarksky.com//c/MtPinoskey.html

DIRECTIONS: You will take 1½ hours from Palmdale to Mt. Pinos. Take Hwy 14 North to the Hwy 138 off-ramp. Go over Hwy 138 and continue west on Hwy 138 to the I-5 North on-ramp. Continue on I-5 North just past Gorman and take the turn-off on the Frazier Park off-ramp. Turn left underneath I-5 and continue west for 21 miles to Mt. Pinos. (You will pass Frazer Park and follow signs to Mt. Pinos Recreation Area.)

After passing through 2 seasonal snow gates, keep going another 3½ miles. The observing site is a large paved parking area at the very end of the road, at 8,600 ft elevation.

There is no water there. You must bring you own. We are roughing it. There are portable restrooms. The skies can be fantastic. The temperature can be very cold - even in the Summer! You may camp overnight in the walk in campground only.

Next Star Parties:
    Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28

Antelope Valley Astronomy Club website:
    http://www.avastronomyclub.org/

Antelope Valley Astronomy Club President president@avastronomyclub.org

Info on Mt. Pinos:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pinos
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In case you haven't visited Mt. Pinos on an Astronomers night - 2008/08/29 09:08 In case you haven't visited Mt. Pinos on an Astronomers night:
    Nebulas by James R. Foster
    http://www.astroimage.info/images/deepsky/nebula/index.htm

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Tehachapi Star Party 8-30-08 - 2008/08/29 09:27 Open Invitation for Saturday Night
As posted to Greater Tehachapi Astronomy Club yahoo group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/GTAstronomyClub/
I would like to extent an open invitation to all Astronomy enthusiasts in Tehachapi to join me Saturday evening at my house. The new moon this weekend is a good excuse to meet. I would like to discuss creating a more formal club organization, whatever that means to us, and developing a schedule for future star parties.

I also know there are many people out there that have telescopes but need assistance setting them up or using them. Tomorrow would be an excellent opportunity for me or others to provide help. There are some bright lights near my house in Bear Valley Springs but it works well enough for casual observing and certainly a good location if you are just learning how to use your telescope.

So join me at my house Saturday night, Aug 30. My address is 29721 N Lower Valley Road. Please respond or call me at 661-238-9384 for a BVS gate pass. 7pm-midnight. Rain or shine. Please park on the gravel portion of my driveway, so we can use the concrete portion for telescopes. There's plenty of room.

I have a fancy new eyepiece arriving today, so I know I'll be running it through its paces Saturday night. I hope to see you there!

- Brandon bwood44@gmail.com
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