Bay Area Science Festival: Star Party


View the moon, planets, star clusters and more through telescopes set up on Tower Lawn.

Date: November 5, 2011

Time: 6-10 p.m.

Location: Tower Lawn

Summary: As part of the Bay Area Science Festival, astronomy enthusiasts are throwing a Bay Area wide “star party” at over 20 different sites on Nov. 5. Colleges, schools, observatories and science centers around the region will be open in the evening, and both professional and amateur astronomers will be on hand to offer free telescope viewing and observing tips.

SJSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will offer telescope viewing of the moon, planets, star clusters and more, as well as hands-on astronomy activities, hosted by faculty and students. Telescopes will be set up from 6-10 p.m. on Tower Lawn between Tower Hall, King Library, and the Science Building (see grid location B-1 on the SJSU campus map). In case of cloudy weather, SJSU faculty and students will present illustrated talks along with hands-on activities in Room 142 of the Science Building. For SJSU event inquiries, call (408) 924-5210.

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View SJSU campus parking information.

View more information on all 2011 Bay Area Star Party event sites.

More on the Bay Area Science Festival

SJSU is a partner for this inaugural event. From October 29 to November 6, the Bay Area will come alive with over 100 science & technology activities – lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, and more. This ambitious collaborative public education initiative brings together our leading academic, scientific, corporate, and non-profit institutions to showcase the region as an international leader in innovation. For more information, visit the festival’s official website.

— Submitted by Physics and Astronomy Chair Michael Kaufman