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Cerro Coso Campus
5th Annual Astronomical BBQ & Star Party Slated for Oct. 8th
September 20, 2010
Ridgecrest, California: Cerro Coso Community College and the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation are teaming up to host the Fifth Annual Astronomical Barbecue & Star Party. This year's event will also feature an Open House for the newly remodeled Science Labs at the college. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Cerro Coso Community Band.
Mark your calendars for this fun-filled fundraiser to benefit the "Dr. Alex Shlanta Astronomical Observatory" at Cerro Coso.
The event is scheduled for Friday, October 8th, 2010 on the College's Library front lawn. A barbecue dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the Star Party will get underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Observatory. For those desiring transportation, golf carts will be running continuously from the Library parking lot to the Astronomical Observatory and back. Major stars and constellations will be pointed out by college staff, students, and enthusiasts. There will be approximately 10 different telescope stations set up inside the Observatory compound for public viewing and explanations of what is seen.
Star parties have been an important part of the amateur astronomy scene for many years. All are invited to enjoy the wonders of the night sky and tour the newly remodeled Science Labs at the College. The recently completed renovation transformed the science area into a state-of-the-art science complex that greatly enhances and supports instructional use.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. Tickets are available at Red Rock Books, Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, and the Cerro Coso Business Office. For more information on this family evening of fun call the College at 384-6100.
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