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Star Party at Caspers

A meteor streaks across the sky against

(credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Come for a grand tour of the universe!  Join our amateur astronomers for a guided tour of the young crescent moon and other constellations.

Learn myths and facts about the cosmos. Observe wonders of the night sky including galaxies, star clusters, and double stars.

  • When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Where: Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Cost: Event is Free, parking $5.00 per vehicle

Note: held only on evenings with clear skies (good weather). Call the Park at (949) 923-2210 for weather/sky updates or additional information.

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A Year’s Worth of Star Parties

Galieleo Star Quote

I love looking at the night sky, as a family one of favorite activities while at our local Girl Scout Family Camp is Star Watching. Everyone brings a towel or mat, lays down on ground and the staff explains the which stars we’re looking at and shares stories about the stars.

Although, it’s not camp, here’s some great local family-friendly Star Parties at both Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park and Griffith Observatory. Enjoy the night!


 Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Star Party

A meteor streaks across the sky against

Come for a Star Party that gives you a grand tour of the universe! Join Allan and other amateur astronomers and have a look in the telescopes to see the marvels of the sky.
Take a guided tour of the constellations and learn the myths and facts about the cosmos. Observe the wonders of the night sky including nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and double stars. Casper’s Wilderness Park Star Party is set to take place every Saturday night through October 31, 2015
  • Event – Free
    Parking- $5.00 per vehicle
  • Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, 33401 Ortega Hwy.( P. O. Box 395), San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675/(949) 923-2210 or (949) 923-2207

Note: held only on evenings with clear skies (good weather). Call the Park at (949) 923-2210 for weather/sky updates or additional information


Griffth Park public telescopes and Star Parties

Lawn Telescope

Colonel Griffith J. Griffith left funds in his will to build a public observatory in Los Angeles because he believed in the transformative power of observation. After looking through the research telescope at Mt. Wilson he said: “If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!” Since opening in 1935, Griffith Observatory has fulfilled his vision by offering public telescope viewing through the historic Zeiss telescope, historic coelostat (solar telescope), and portable telescopes on the lawn. More people have looked through the Zeiss telescope than any telescope in human history. More people have viewed the filtered disk of the Sun on the Observatory coelostat than any solar telescope on Earth.

Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours of telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.)

To learn about what you can see in the night sky over Southern California, check our weekly Sky Report.

One Saturday a month, the Observatory hosts a public star party.

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

Public Star Parties for 2014-2015

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027Monthly Schedule of Star Parties
2015
January 24 July 25
February 28 August 22
March 28 September 19
April 25 October 17
May 30 November 21
June 20 December 19

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A Night Under the Stars

Image from Columbia Memorial Space Center
Image from Columbia Memorial Space Center

Bring your family and friends for a night under the stars at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. A variety of telescopes will be provided by the Columbia Astronomers for everyone to view stars, the moon, and anything else in the night sky.

The Star Party will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. The fee is $5 per person (children 3 and younger are FREE)

Outdoor activities — FREE

Columbia Memorial Space Center is located at: 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, California 90242

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Star Party

Griffth Park hosts public telescopes and Star Parties

Lawn Telescope

Colonel Griffith J. Griffith left funds in his will to build a public observatory in Los Angeles because he believed in the transformative power of observation. After looking through the research telescope at Mt. Wilson he said: “If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!” Since opening in 1935, Griffith Observatory has fulfilled his vision by offering public telescope viewing through the historic Zeiss telescope, historic coelostat (solar telescope), and portable telescopes on the lawn. More people have looked through the Zeiss telescope than any telescope in human history. More people have viewed the filtered disk of the Sun on the Observatory coelostat than any solar telescope on Earth.

Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours of telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.)

To learn about what you can see in the night sky over Southern California, check our weekly Sky Report.

One Saturday a month, the Observatory hosts a public star party.

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

Public Star Parties for 2014-2015

 

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Monthly Schedule of Star Parties

2015
January 24 July 25
February 28 August 22
March 28 September 19
April 25 October 17
May 30 November 21
June 20 December 19

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December Star Party

A meteor streaks across the sky against

(credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Come for a Star Party that gives you a grand tour of the universe! Join Allan and other amateur astronomers and have a look in the telescopes to see the marvels of the sky.

Take a guided tour of the constellations and learn the myths and facts about the cosmos. Observe the wonders of the night sky including nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and double stars.

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Event – Free
    Parking- $5.00 per vehicle
  • Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, 33401 Ortega Hwy.( P. O. Box 395), San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675/(949) 923-2210 or (949) 923-2207

Note: held only on evenings with clear skies (good weather). Call the Park at (949) 923-2210 for weather/sky updates or additional information

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Get ready for a Star Party

Van Gogh - Starry Nights
Van Gogh – Starry Nights

Ok, so the Star Party won’t quite look like Van Gogh’s Starry Nights painting but you get the idea. Take a grand tour of our starry night skies at Caspers Wilderness Park‘s Star Party and wonder at the beauty above us.

Join Allan and other amateur astronomers and have a look in the telescopes to see the marvels of the sky.

Come and take a guided tour of the constellations while learning myths and facts about the cosmos. Observe the wonders of the night sky including nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and double stars.

  • Event – Free

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014  from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, 33401 Ortega Hwy. San Juan Capistrano, CA

  • Parking- $5.00 per vehicle

Note: held only on evenings with clear skies (good weather). Call the Park at (949) 923-2210 for weather/sky updates or additional information.

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Your invited to a “Star Party” tonight

That’s right, OC parks invites you to observe the night sky by joining in with amateur astronomers to take a guided tour of the summer constellations.

A meteor streaks across the sky against

(credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Look through telescopes to see Mars, Saturn, nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and double stars. Learn myths and facts about the cosmos.

  • The event is FREE, parking is $5.00
  • August 23, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, 33401 Ortega Hwy.( P. O. Box 395), San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675/(949) 923-2210 or (949) 923-2207
  • The event is subject to clear skies, Call the Park at 949-923-2210 for weather/sky updates or additional information on this event
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