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07/17/2016 - PBS Crash Course by: Simon Tang


PBS and Crash Course got together and created a series on Astronomy for the web. This particular episode talks specifically about telescopes.

I strongly recommend that you watch the entire series (you can do it in one go but you'll have that glazed look after the 12th episode!).

07/14/2016 - Cup of Tea anyone? by: Simon Tang

The constellation of Sagittarius is rich with interesting objects. Not to mention it is also where a big Black Hole lives! Don't worry, we're not going to be pulled in and even if we are, we wouldn't actually know anything until it's too late!

So what makes this part ... more

07/04/2016 - LGSCV Vasquez Rock Star Party by: Simon Tang

We would like to thank everyone who made the journey to the LGSCV Vasquez Rocks Star Party on July 2nd 2016. This year we had an even bigger turn out as the 3 visible planets stood out to a crowd of ... more

06/30/2016 - Vasquez Rock Star Party by: Simon Tang

Star Party

Saturday, July 2, 2016 will be the Local Group of Santa Clarita Valley’s quarterly Star Party at Vasquez Rocks. Everyone is invited to view the heavens with us and the event is ... more

06/17/2016 - Exploring the Night Sky by: Simon Tang

Ive only own a telescope for a short time and I still find myself going back to my camera and lens kit taking pictures of the night sky just to see what I can find.

Since I dont have a tracking mount, im not able to get cool images ... more