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Observe the Moon, Planets and Stars This Saturday

This from our local astronomer Don Machholz-On Saturday evening, January 31, 2015, local astronomers will be setting up their telescopes to provide free views of the moon, the planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter, and the stars.  We will be setting up at the American River Canyon Overlook, also known as the Auburn Dam Overlook and the Auburn Skatepark.  We will be there from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at the far (east) end of the parking lot.

The observing is dependent upon the weather, if it is overcast the session is cancelled.Bring your camera and take a moon photo through the telescopes.


To get to the Overlook, go to downtown Auburn, to the historic Courthouse.  One of the roads branching from there is Auburn-Folsom Rd.  Take that to the third stoplight (about 0.8 mile).  This is Pacific Ave.  Turn left at this stoplight and go about 0.6 miles to the American River Overlook, which is on your right.  We are at the far end of the parking lot.


You can find information about all of our astronomy activities at:


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