Date(s) - July 10
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location moved to Oak Glen (4/20/21). Some may wish to use Pioneertown as an alternate; contact Tom.
Wear a mask and social distance.
Moon Phase: 1 day after New Moon
Sunset: 7:59 pm
Nestled mile-high in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, within the historic farming community of Oak Glen, lies The Wildlands Conservancy’s Oak Glen Preserve. The 2,189-acre preserve is home to the Conservancy’s Southern California Montane Botanic Garden and Children’s Outdoors Discovery Center. SBVAA has partnered with the conservancy to organize public outreaches and hold club star parties at the Oak Glen preserve. The altitude is approximately 5,000 feet so nights can be chilly.
Star Party Etiquette:
As with all star parties, please observe standard star party etiquette. Some tips: try to arrive and set up before dark; use no white light – use red filtered flashlights wherever possible – minimize white light from the auto door and dome lights; if you arrive late or plan to leave early, take care to approach and park so your headlights or backup lights do not shine on other participants; if you leave early or must use white light, first give a warning so observers or astrophotographers can compensate; please ask before handling other participant’s telescope equipment. Most importantly, be prepared to relax and enjoy good company under the night sky.
Tags: Members and Guests
Event Calendar Link: webcal