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6th Annual Astronomical BBQ & Star Party Slated for Sept. 23
September 2, 2011
Cerro Coso Community College and the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation are teaming up to host the Sixth Annual Astronomical Barbecue & Star Party on Friday, September 23, 2011.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Harmonic Bonding and Unconditional Life.
Mark your calendars for this fun-filled fundraiser to benefit Cerro Coso Community College and the "Dr. Alexis Shlanta Observatory".
A barbecue dinner will be held on the lawn in front of the Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the Star Party will get underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Observatory. For those desiring transportation, golf carts will be running continuously from the Library parking lot to the Observatory and back. Major stars and constellations will be pointed out by college staff, students, and enthusiasts from the China Lake Astronomical Society. There will be approximately 10 different telescope stations set up inside the Observatory compound for public viewing and education.
Star parties have been an important part of the amateur astronomy scene for many years. All are invited to enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
Tickets for the event are $10 and may be purchased at Red Rock Books, Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, and the Cerro Coso Business Office. Dinner will include a grilled tri-tip sandwich or hot dog, potato salad, beans, drink, and dessert.
For more information on this family evening of fun call the College at 760-384-6260.
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