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View Jupiter and Comet from Sugar Pine Reservoir

On Saturday local residents will have an opportunity to view a planet, a comet, and stars.  Local astronomer Don Machholz  says a group of star gazers will be setting up telescopes at the Sugar Pine Reservoir Boat Launch Parking Lot, near Foresthill.
Click here to listen to Don Machholtz

Saturday’s event will focus on several different night sky objects.
Click here to listen to Don Machholtz

PANNSTARSPANSTARRS is slowly moving ou of view so this Saturday may be one of the last opportunities to view the comet.
Machholtz says to dress warmly and be prepared to have fun. The evening begins with a short talk.
Click here to listen to Don Machholtz

The event will go on as scheduled if the sky is clear or has light wispy clouds. If it is raining or cloud covered, people can assume the event is canceled. To get to Sugar Pine Reservoir from Auburn take Foresthill Road through Foresthill and continue another 9 miles to the Sugar Pine Reservoir turnoff. Follow Sugar Pine Road for 5.7 miles to the Boat Launch parking lot.  Enter the area and turn right into the large lower parking lot.

You can find information about all of these astronomy activities, and the 2013 schedule of future astronomy events, at www.thecomethunter.com

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