Our next Dark-Sky Star Party is slated for Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground at sunset.
Here are some guidelines and tips for getting the most out of our star-gazing event:
In a nutshell, it is a very dark, nighttime gathering of stargazers to view the cosmos through telescopes and binoculars. This is a fundamental activity for astronomy clubs. For some people this is one of their high points each month.
Once a month, CCAS members and friends gather on a very dark hilltop to gaze deep into the cosmos, Ooooing and Aahhhing at each of their deep space discoveries, sometimes grumbling to themselves over not being able to find that particular distant star or get their computerized telescope to work properly.
It is a very friendly atmosphere. The astronomers who participate with their telescopes are always anxious to share their love of astronomy with each other and with anyone who decides to join them for the evening. The public is welcome to attend, learning a little something about telescopes and the skies and hopefully developing an excitement about astronomy. There is no admission charge to attend the star party. One of the driving principals of the CCAS is to promote astronomy in our community, especially the younger generations. As our motto states “Sharing the Skies”.
What if it rains?
We highly suggest joining our email list, where you’ll get the latest information on whether a star party is a GO or NO-GO depending on weather conditions. Click here to fill out the simple form. We’ll also send you an astronomy guide to help you get started in your astronomy adventure!