December 15 @ 1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Join MTRP Trail Guide and amateur astronomer, George Varga, and his telescope at the far end of the Kumeyaay Lake Campground’s Day Use Lot. No white light flashlights near the telescope, please. Cloudy skies and/or rain cancels event.
The Full Moon will rise during the star party. Planets Venus and Saturn are setting to the Southwest but may be blocked by the Fortuna Range. Views of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and its companion, M32, should be wonderful. Also up for viewing are the Pleiades (Seven Sisters), the Double Cluster in Perseus, and numerous Open Clusters scattered across the sky. Orion will be very low in the Eastern sky so viewing the Orion Nebula (M42) is possible.