Get Your Gaze On at “Gazin’ with the Experts”
July 30, 2013
Looking into the cosmos with your naked eye, through a telescope, or both, can be a fun, relaxing hobby and even lead to a passionate career for some. So perhaps your child can spark a galactic interest in the stars if you take them to “Gazin’ with the Experts.”
You and the kiddos can stargaze on the first Wednesday of every month from the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park during “Gazin’ with the Experts.” During the monthly event members of the San Diego Astronomy Association set up huge telescopes and offer guests a great view of the moon, planets and brighter stars. It’s a view that you don’t get every day!
If your children show a strong interest in astronomy, you can take them to the public star parties at the SDAA dark observing site in Tierra del Sol, about 90 minutes east of San Diego. At this site, you can view the sky through small and large telescopes including the 0.6-meter (22-inch) diameter Lipp Telescope.
Check out the night sky in ways you’ve never seen it before!
photo courtesy of mrgefile