Astronomy Program Update

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Update:  Because of smokey skies, there will be no night sky viewing tonite.  There will be someone at the Outlook to answer questions.  We hope for better viewing September 2.

Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky. Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep sky objects.

We’re excited to have a webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can be shown on a 40” monitor in real time. No more standing in line to look through the big telescope!

Meet us at the Scenic Overlook in the park, just a few miles past the Visitor Center. This is one of the best night sky viewing areas in the region. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

The Astronomy program at the park is run entirely by docent volunteers with significant investment by the Calaveras Big Trees Association.  Please join us!  Please call 209-795-7980 with any questions.


Programs last about 2 hours.

The complete schedule is:

Thursday August 19 – 8:00 PM start

Thursday September 2 – 8:00 PM start

Thursday September 30 – 7:30 PM start

Thursday October 14 – 7:30 PM start

Friday October 29 – 7:00 PM start

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