Winter stargazing party in the Santa Monica Mountains, and you’re invited
Take a tour of the night sky in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Saturday evening when the moon will be a thin crescent and night sky visibility should be good.
Visitors will be available to view star clusters and objects in the Milky Way Galaxy with telescopes at a location far from city lights, according to a news release.
The evening starts with a ranger talk from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and then night-sky viewing until 8:30 p.m.
Bring a red lens flashlight (so you don’t blind folks with a regular flashlight) and dress in layers because it may be chilly. The first 200 visitors will receive hot chocolate.
Paramount Ranch, which is a filming location that dates to the 1920s, is at 2903 Cornell Road; parking and admission are free. Rain will cancel the event.
Info: Interagency Visitor Center, (805) 370-2301
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