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03/07/2014 - DisneyToon Studios

With a break in the weather ( clouds) we were able to have our second Star Party at DisneyToon Studios.

Even before night fall employees were gathering around the telescopes wanting to know what we were looking at. The Moon was up pretty high and a few were ... more

01/17/2014 - John Dobson Dies at 98

From the Sidewalk Astronomers website:

It is with heavy hearts that we must report the passing of John Dobson. He died peacefully this morning, Wednesday, January 15th, in Burbank, California. He was 98 years old. He leaves behind a son, numerous close friends, and fans and admirers ... more

11/17/2013 - Meadows Elementary

The star party at Meadows Elementary School was their first star party and it was questionable if it was going to happen or not due to the weather. After checking my weather app and walking out side my house to look at the sky, I felt the odds were favorable ... more

11/03/2013 - Lockwood Valley Gathering

Clear skies at Chuchupate made for spectacular viewing Saturday night.  Club member Glenn Basore, Lance Martin, Eric Borigni, Bert, Laureen and Matt DeMello were joined by members of Orange County, Antelope Valley, Kern and Bakersfield astronomy clubs.  In all there were ten telescopes and as many viewers. It was a ... more

10/27/2013 - Vasquez Rocks Star Party

As I was driving south on I - 5 to the 14 fwy to head out to Vasquez Rocks, I was concerned about the thick cloud layer which appear to have the entire Southern skies socked in. It appeared the 14 fwy was the dividing line for these clouds as ... more