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Maturango Museum

Next Star Party:

Saturday, September 23, 2023 10:00 AM

SOLAR Star Party at Maturango - September

Transit of Mercury across the Sun, 2016 — Ralph Paonessa

* IMPORTANT: Please check here for POSSIBLE WEATHER CANCELLATIONS. *

Activity

View the Sun through solar telescopes

We will set up solar telescopes from 10:00 AM - noon outside Maturango Museum as part of their program to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox (which officially occurs Friday night at 11:51:15 PM in Ridgecrest). This marks the official end of Summer and first day of Fall.

The Sun does not look any different at this time, but it's very active this year, with plenty of sunspots, solar prominences, and other activity now.

There are also activities indoor for families and children; check with Maturango for details.

Location

Maturango Museum

Next Star Parties

Quarter Moon Star Party at Maturango - April
Telescope views of planets & the crescent Moon
Quarter Moon Star Party at Maturango - May
Telescope views of planets & the crescent Moon