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Star-B-Q 2008 - August 2

Doug Brown


Potluck Picnic, Super Star Party, and Annual Meeting Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Fremont Peak State Park. This is a GREAT way to meet amateur astronomers and enjoy the fun side of astronomy.

YOU ARE INVITED Anyone interested in astronomy or Fremont Peak State Park is welcome. You do not have to be a member of any particular organization to attend.

POTLUCK Begins at 5:00 p.m. in the area below the observatory. We will provide meat (hamburgers and chicken), condiments, soft drinks and utensils. Please bring a side dish, dessert, salad or your favorite dish to share.

DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Peter Jenniskens, Research Scientist with the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and NASA/Ames Research Center, will present “Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets”. Bring your own pads for seating on the amphitheater steps.

RSVP EARLY FOR FREE RAFFLE ENTRY Call (831) 623-2465 or e-mail with your name, number of guests and number of cars. RSVP’s by Monday, July 28, will be entered for the grand prize drawing! Pay $4 state park parking fee.

ASTRONOMICAL-GASTRONOMICAL CONTEST Your astronomically-themed dish may win a prize! Entries will be judged based on culinary ingenuity, looks, and astronomical relevance! Please enter before 6:00 pm, by placing your dish-suitably labeled-on the food table. Entries arriving late may be consumed without judging!


SEE WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY! After dark you can look through the 30-inch Challenger Telescope and see stars and stuff in the sky as you have never seen them before, especially if it’s clear.



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