August ,Star party or other event in California?
Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:33 PM
Sorry I don't speak very well English,i m' French.
For my hollidays (August 2013,the 3th to 23th),i 'll come in USA (for the first time!).I will visit California.
There is,for this dates (3 to 23),any star party or other astronomical event or particular site in rapport with astronomy to visit ?
Thanks for your ideas.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:44 PM
8/6-11 Oregon Star Party Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest.
In California, you simply must visit Yosemite. Go to Glacier Point in Yosemite on just about any weekend night and there will be observers there. Especially on the weekend of 8/9 to 8/11. Great viewing at a nice elevation. You may need reservations if you are planing to stay for a few days and you should make those now.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:34 AM
Oregon is too far,i don t have enough time in my travel program.And i have young children with me,long way road like that is difficult for them.
It 's ok for Yosemite,and we will try for JulianstarfestIf we are still in the vicinity on these dates.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:24 PM
Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:51 PM
You can set up at Glacier point any night of the week (at least you could 3 yrs ago). And at the campsite there is a small hill with a clear view over the trees if you can carry the gear there -- be aware of the the effects of altitude tho' (3,000 metres).
Viewing can be spectacular to say the least -- forest/brush fires can be an issue.
Yosemite is very special place!!
Are you going to be in South (LA) or North (San
If north -- I can tell you where to go. (public star parties etc).
North Cal is mostly not hot in the summer (unless there is a heat wave). San Francisco is NOT hot in the summer
Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:58 PM
The park doesn't have this years information up yet. The park web site it:
Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:21 PM
I ll in L.A. the 3th to 5th,it will be impossible for me to be in Lassen National Park for this nights.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:18 AM
Here are some links for San Francisco area Astronomy public events:
This is the Chabot space centre (near SF) -- it has a massive old cool refractor for the public:
You can probably find more stuff -- just search for San Francisco Bay Area & Astronomy.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:01 PM
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:01 PM
Four of them are within a days drive of my house in Southern California. Yosemite,Vegas, San Francisco , Grand Canyon.
In addition to Julian starfest that has been mentioned, remember Mt. Wilson and palomar are here. And Griffith observatory. Wilson and palomar is where they wrote the history of astronomy for the past century.