CANCELED: Night Sky Exploration

NOTICE: This event has been canceled due to forecasted cloud cover/rain. 

Saturday, November 18, 2023
5:30pm – 9:00pm

$35 per person
Ages 10 and up welcome 

Meet at the Dwight Center

Experience a night of celestial wonders! Enjoy an introductory lecture with host Bing Quock, Assistant Director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences. After dark, Bing will take you on a tour of the sky, showing you how to find and easily remember the bright stars and constellations of the fall season. Then it’s on to stunning views of the Moon and Mars, and winter constellations including Orion, Taurus, and Gemini. We will also look for star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. 

Hot tea and cocoa will be served, please bring your own reusable mug. Since this event is scheduled around dinnertime, you are also invited to bring your own picnic dinner. There will be a break to eat as we transition between the classroom presentation and the night sky viewing. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or personal telescopes, to use in addition to the viewing tools that will be provided. If possible, please use red filters on headlamps or flashlights, in order to help preserve night vision.  

This event begins with a lecture presentation, and will be based entirely at the Dwight Center.

Bing Quock, the OG Planetarian

Instructor Bio:

Bing F. Quock worked with Morrison Planetarium’s original, home-built star projector from 1973–2003, performed outreach with a mobile planetarium dome during the Academy’s transitional years in downtown San Francisco (while the present museum was being constructed in Golden Gate Park), and now serves as Morrison Planetarium’s Assistant Director, presenting shows using the digital technology which has now become common in modern planetariums.

 

Ease of Access: The facility where this event takes place is ADA accessible. Bathrooms and water are available.

Weather & Cancellations: Due to the weather-dependent nature of stargazing, this event is canceled if rain or significant cloud cover are forecast. In the case of a cancellation, registrants will be notified via email and  refunds would be offered. 

Though we love dogs, pets are not allowed on the reserve. When visiting Pepperwood, please leave pets at home for their wellbeing and that of our wildlife. Thank you.

Please, no smoking at Pepperwood.

COVID Protocols: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please practice good health hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

 

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For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

2023-11-18 17:30 2023-11-18 21:00 America/Los_Angeles CANCELED: Night Sky Exploration

NOTICE: This event has been canceled due to forecasted cloud cover/rain.  Saturday, November 18, 2023 5:30pm – 9:00pm $35 per person Ages 10 and up welcome  Meet at the Dwight Center Experience a night of celestial wonders! Enjoy an introductory lecture with host Bing Quock, Assistant Director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy […]

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