The stars will be bright with minimal light in Ridgecrest, creating an ideal venue for star gazing. Hobby and professional astronomers, and anyone who enjoys exploring the celestial bodies in the night sky are invited to attend Cerro Coso Community College's Astronomical Barbecue and Star Party on Friday, September 14, 2012 on the lawn in front of the Learning Resource Center. This year's fundraising event is dedicated to the memory of Carroll Evans a valued supporter of the college and its observatory. Dinner tickets are $15 per person and include a tri-tip dinner prepared by the A-Team (Nexus Group) and musical entertainment by Unconditional Love and Harmonic Bonding. Tickets are available at the College Business Office, Red Rock Books, and the Chamber of Commerce. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and stargazing begins at dark. The China Lake Astronomical Society, college instructors, students, and enthusiasts will be on hand to share their expertise. The CCCC Foundation extends an invitation to all to enjoy this family friendly event.
For further information, please contact Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260