Star Gazing Party – LAAS


Join us for a family friendly star gazing event the weekend of the eclipse. The Los Angeles Astronomical Society (LAAS) is hosting a free Star Party for local residents and visitors on August 19th at 8:30 pm at Riverside Park (Rexburg Rapids). The LAAS does about 5-10 educational outreach events across Los Angeles each month, including star parties at schools, libraries, and a large monthly star party at Griffith Observatory where we serve up to 500 visitors each time. Our members love sharing their equipment, knowledge, and awe of the night sky wonders. • Riverside Star Party will be 8:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017. • LAAS members will arrive starting at 7:00 to set up their telescopes and binoculars on stands. • Sunset will be at 8:24, so viewing will be very limited until it gets dark at about 9:30. • All ages are welcome, and we will have step ladders for the children. • Objects to be viewed: planets (Saturn and possibly Neptune), constellations, double stars, open star clusters, and if it is dark enough and there is a clear view towards the horizons, galaxies, nebulae, globular clusters, and more. • Members will start packing up at 11:30, and should be cleared out by 12:00 or 12:15.