Friday: Portola Valley's annual star party

A bare trace of a crescent moon is expected on the evening of Friday, Aug. 29, a situation that should make star gazing particularly enjoyable through the many telescopes that will be available after 8 p.m. at the soccer field at 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

The town's Nature & Science Committee is once again hosting the annual summer star party.

Warm clothing is recommended. Flashlights should have the lens covered with red cellophane to avoid ruining the adaptation to the darkness of the eyes of people around you.

More astronomy related activities will be available in the Community Hall nearby. Telescopes will be run by volunteers skilled in locating objects of interest and willing to help anyone with a telescope to get the most out of it. People with their own telescopes are encouraged to bring them.

For more information, contact Andrew Pierce at 650-842-8480.


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