Star Party and Barbecue Slated for Sept. 23rd

Star Party and BBQ event.

It's Astronomical Barbecue and Star Party time again at Cerro Coso Community College. The community loves this family-friendly fundraising event where they enjoy great food, children's activities, and are exposed to the beauty and wonders of the night skies. This year's signature event will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Mark your calendars for this fun-filled fundraiser to benefit Cerro Coso Community College.

A barbecue dinner will be held in the fountain area on the West side of the Main Building from 6 to 8 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 barbecue to the Observatory and back. Major stars and constellations will be pointed out by college staff, students, and enthusiasts from the China Lake Astronomical Society. There will be several different telescope stations set up inside the Observatory compound for public viewing and education.

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.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Red Rock Books or online at Dinner will include a grilled tri-tip or chicken sandwich, salad, beans, drink, and dessert for $20.

New this year will be the sale of beer and wine.

Special thanks go to this year's event sponsors: Galactic Level - Desert Valley's FCU, Copernicus Level - T.J. Frisbee Bicycles, The Swap Sheet, and Sylvia Sotomayor.

For more information on this family evening of fun, call the College at (760) 384-6262.