Moonlight Madness at Henry Cowell State Park

Fri Aug 16 event by State Parks

An astronomy-themed evening at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We'll be learning about the moon, stars, solar system, planets, all things astronomy, through activities, games, interactive models, etc. 6:00-8:00 - jazz music and interactive astronomy booths 8:00-9:00 - guest speaker presentation 9:00-10:00 - moonlight walk through the Redwood Grove 9:00-11:00 - telescope viewing with Santa Cruz Astronomy Club.

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Special star party July 12th

Do you have a telescope but you’re not sure if it’s working, or are not sure how to operate it? It’s a very common problem! We’re sponsoring a special star party at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park on July 12th. A “Bring your scope and learn how to make it work” event. We’ll have club astronomers onsite starting around 6:30PM and we’ll help you figure out your scope. Just email us and tell us what Make/Model or kind of telescope you have, what issues you have and include a note if you think it needs a power supply. Most don’t but some do. And stick around until the moon is visible around 8PM and test your new skills, or stick around until 9:30PM and see M13, the Hercules globular cluster. You can email us at:

Yosemite 2024

On Aug 2 and 3, we are sharing the star party hosting duties at Glacier Point with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers.