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August 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

August 12 Public Astronomy Program On Mt Diablo

August 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society for the August 12th astronomy program. Lower Summit Parking Lot of Mt. Diablo State Park. The program starts at 7:30 (enter the park at least 45 minutes earlier) at the lower summit parking lot. Although there is no fee for this program there is a $10 park entrance fee. This month’s program is – PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER TONIGHT: Meteor showers, comets and asteroids: how are they different, how are they related? Count meteors until the 11 pm moonrise!

See stars, nebula, galaxies, clusters, the moon and planets through member telescopes. Bring kids, binoculars, warm clothes (temperature can drop), snacks, water. No need for a flashlight but if you must bring one cover it in red plastic. Escorted exit several times during the evening through Northgate entrance. Astronomy program is weather dependent including high fire danger. Check our web site www.mdas.net, 925-979-5694 or call the park 925-837-2525 or email outreachinfo@mdas.net

Photo by Tucker Hammerstrom.


August 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society