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Two Free Star Gazing Events Angeles National Forest

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Chilao Visitor Center

Angeles Crest Highway

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, CA


For Immediate Release Through August 25, 2017


August Astronomy and Star Gazing Events in the Forest


Two opportunities to see the stars and planets are coming up in the Angeles National Forest. Both are free, family friendly gatherings.


August 12, 2017 Saturday evening 7 PM at US Forest Service Chilao Visitor’s Center, Chilao Campground/Picnic Area, mile 50 on Angeles Crest Highway

Astronomers will being their telescopes to the parking lot of the Center and allow public viewing of stars, and the Perseid Meteor Shower. The night will be dark with the moon rising late, so even without telescopes, if the sky is clear the view will be lovely. Learn more here:


https://www.facebook.com/Chilao-Visitor-Center-VIS-516194851760973/



August 25 Friday to August 26, 2017 Saturday 5 PM - 10 AM

Star Gazing in Chilao at Chilao School, in Chilao Campground at mile 49.49 on Angeles Crest Highway

Astronomers and star gazers are welcome to enjoy an evening under the stars in the Angeles. Telescope area(s) will be set up on either side of the school complex. Visitors with or without telescopes should wear sturdy (not open toe) shoes and may want to bring insect repellent, a light jacket, and small personal flashlights. The moon will be at 16% fullness, setting in the evening just after dark, so the night sky will be visible with the naked eye if weather conditions permit. This event is hosted by the non profit group Redbird at their Chilao School facility and will take place on both forest and private land. Chilao School is an alcohol and drug free environment. Visitors are welcome to bring their tents and spend the night fee-free on the school property. There could be a hike on Saturday morning if guests desire. Some refreshments will be provided - potluck dinner may spontaneously occur. Link to the event on Facebook here:


https://www.facebook.com/events/256438138176105/?active_tab=about


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Angeles Crest Highway

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