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In the meantime, we’re also sending your Your Getting Started Packet right now. Check your email in a few moments to open up your goodies. If you can’t locate it, try peeking inside your spam or junk folders (sometimes it winds up in there).

Inside your packet, you’ll find all the information to get started doing astronomy tonight, without any expensive equipment or college degrees. While you’re waiting, you can download one of our favorite informational guides:


Exploring Black Holes When a star runs out of nuclear fuel, it will collapse. If the core, or central region, of the star has a mass that is greater than three Suns, no known nuclear forces can prevent the core from forming a deep gravitational warp in space called a black hole.


What’s Up in the Sky Tonight Our star chart is designed to get you out learning the night sky within a matter of moments. Just set it for your time and location, make a few tweaks if you like for personal taste, and print it out. For stargazing, pick a location that’s as free as possible from bright local lights, and give yourself at least half an hour outdoors so that your vision becomes fully dark-adapted.


Astronomy Guidebook You can start exploring tonight! All you need is a little practical advice and this guide. There’s an infinite universe of celestial wonders to see and discover. You’ll be surprised at how much you can see with just your eyes!


Central Coast Astronomical Society The Central Coast Astronomical Society is packed with jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring views of the universe from friendly astronomers right here in San Luis Obispo. We offer free star gazing events for our local community..


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