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Star Party at Mission Trails Regional Park
May 11 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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 Moon will be at First Quarter and waxing. Mars is close to setting and will probably be obscured by the Fortuna Range. Objects to view are Globular Cluster M3 in Canes Venatici, Globular Cluster M5 in Serpens, Open Cluster M13 and Globular Cluster M92 in Hercules, Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) in Canes Venatici, and Binary Stars Alcor and Mizar in Ursa Major, and Sombrero Galaxy (M104) in Virgo.
Meet at the far end of the Kumeyaay Lake Campground’s Day Use Lot.
This event is suitable for all ages.
Presented by Mission Trails Regional Park