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SJAA Yosemite Public Star Party 2010

Jim Van Nuland


The annual SJAA Yosemite star party will be held on September 3, 4, and 5, at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Up to 30 people will be given free admission and camping, in exchange for three public events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. The rest of the time we can be tourists.

We are expected to have at least one scope per two people, and to attend at least two of the star parties, not just Friday or Saturday. Sunday is expected to be nearly as busy as Friday and Saturday. For these reasons, this is probably not suitable for a family camping trip.

The camping is rough by modern standards: no dining room, no showers, no hot water. Read about it on the SJAA Yosemite page, then contact me with questions. That page also has sun and moon rise and set times.

If you can tolerate the limitations, tell me the number of people you’ll have, and the number of scopes that will be set up for the public. E-mail me at, or phone 408-371-1307 11 a.m. to 11 p. m. Priority is given to SJAA members.


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