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Binocular Stargazing at Coyote Valley Open Space
August 24, 8:45 pm - 10:15 pm
Binocular Stargazing is hosted by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority with help from members of the San Jose Astronomical Association.
Want to learn the night sky? Want to see the Milky Way and the stars contained in it? Did you know that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on a telescope to do so? All you need is a decent pair of binoculars.
Come out and attend the “Binocular Stargazing” event on Saturday Aug. 24 at 8:45pm at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve. You will learn all about how the night sky changes by the hour, month, and year. You will learn how to use your binoculars to find and view asterisms, open and globular clusters, nebulae, and planets.
Please bring the following items:
1. 10x42mm binoculars (or larger. Tripod recommended on binoculars larger then 10×50)
2. A chair to view in comfort (very import) (lawn chairs are great for this)
3. A red lens flashlight, and warm clothes (extra layers).
Here are the directions to Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve:
From Highway 101 or Highway 85. Turn right (west) onto Bailey Avenue. At the intersection with Santa Teresa Blvd. turn left. When you get to Palm Ave, turn right. Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve is at the end of the road.
Turn your headlights off as you pull into the first parking lot which is paved. Please park your car there on the paved lot and walk over to gravel lot where the program will be held
CVOSP GPS Coordinates: n 37 10 17.07 w 121 43 40.12
Rain or lots of clouds cancels. (Since you can’t see anything). Dress warm! See you soon.