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Stargazing and moon sighting at SSU Observatory

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | Posted by

Join a regional star party and take a tour of the night sky from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Sonoma State University Observatory. See the craters of the moon, stars and other celestial sights with both expert and amateur astronomers on hand for viewing and observing tips.

“Our Nearest Neighbor, The Moon” is presented as part of the Bay Area Science Festival, showcasing the Bay Area’s esteemed science and technology community. When the sun goes down, stargazers of all ages will gather at ten different locations around the Bay Area for a stellar evening of astronomical fun.

Other sites include Lawrence Hall of Science, Mt. Tamalpais, SF State University, Chabot Space and Science Center, Lick Observatory, and CSU East Bay.

Fog or cloudy skies may force cancellation. Call the information line at 664-2267 to check on conditions beforehand. For more info. go to phys-astro.sonoma.edu/publicviewingnight.shtml or email phys.astro@sonoma.edu.

Can’t make it to this one? The Andromeda and Triangulum Galaxies is the theme from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Sonoma Statue University Observatory is located inside the stadium area at the SE corner of the campus (1801 E. Cotati Avenue and Petaluma Hill Road, 2 miles east of U.S. 101 at Cotati).

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