04 August 2015

Chino Hills State Park Astronomy Event on 15 August!

Here's another great educational event offered by the Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association.  On Saturday , 15 August from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight, join Jeff Schroeder, a retired optical engineer and flight technicial at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a founding member of the Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers, for a tour of the evening sky, including stars, the Perseids Meteor Showers, which will be at its best viewing during that time, and other fascinating objects.  A display of meteorites will also be exhibited.

Schroeder not only has years of experience at JPL and as an amateur astronomer, but he has over three decades of background as a lecturer and producer of shows at the Mount San Antonio College Planetarium and is a part-time operator of two massive telescopes at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory.  With some of that calibre, this should be a fantastic program.

The free event (though park use fees may apply) will be held at the Rolling M Ranch, three miles off the brand new Bane Canyon Road entrance off Sapphire Road, near Soquel Canyon Parkway, in Chino Hills.  If there is rain (and who knows these days?) or red flag conditions for fire (and who knows these days?), the event will be cancelled.

Those interested in staying at the adjacent campground can do so on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, click on www.ChinoHillsStatePark.org.

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