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Star Party and BBQ Sept. 23

Cerro Coso Community College Natalie Dorrell– 

Astronomical Barbecue and Star Party at Cerro Coso Community College will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022. The community loves this family-friendly fundraising event where they enjoy great food, children’s activities, and are exposed to the beauty and wonders of the night skies. 

A barbecue dinner will be held in the fountain area on the West side of the Main Building from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Star Party will get underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Observatory. 

Golf carts will be running continuously from the barbecue to the Observatory and back. Major stars and constellations will be pointed out by college staff, students, and enthusiasts from the China Lake Astronomical Society. Several different telescope stations set up inside the Observatory compound for public viewing and education.

Star parties have been an important part of the amateur astronomy scene for many years. All are invited to enjoy the wonders of the night sky.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Red Rock Books or online at Dinner will include a grilled tri-tip or chicken sandwich, salad, beans, drink, and dessert for $20. 

For information, call 760-384-6262.