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 Friday, July 24, is Lockheed Martin's 'A Night To Explore'!  

The event, officially, is from 6 to 9pm, at the Palmdale Boys and Girls Club located at 815 E. Avenue Q6. In the past, we’ve always stayed awhile after 9:00 or until there were no longer folks who wanted to look through our telescopes.

Setup for the inside booth between 4:30 and 5:30 so that we are ready to go, inside, by 5:30. It would be nice if we have telescopes setup along the same timeline though 6:00 would be fine.

Sunset is not till 8:03 PM though the Moon and Venus should be visible for sharing while it is still light with Jupiter and Saturn visible shortly thereafter. The 59% illuminated waxing-gibbous moon will be competing with the parking lot lights to impede our view of deep sky objects though somehow we’ve always managed to find a few.

We need members with telescopes for outside, and any members that have other astronomy items of interest to show the public and students inside at our booth.

This is an important event!  We will be supporting Lockheed Martin, our biggest club sponsor!


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