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SJAA Yosemite Public Star Party 2011

Jim Van Nuland


The annual SJAA Yosemite star party will be held on August 26 and 27, at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Up to 30 people will be given free admission and camping, in exchange for two public events on Friday and Saturday evenings. The rest of the time we can be tourists.

We are expected to have at least one scope per two people, and to a attend both star parties, not just Friday or 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 and the FAQ page at . Then contact me with remaining questions. That first page also has sun and moon rise and set times.

We will again have scheduled times to drive up to remove our gear.

The first “leaving window” will start at midnight. The next time window will be 3:00 am or by general agreement.

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. to11 p.m. Priority is given to SJAA members.

Clear Skies!


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