Bonney Lake Stargazing

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Public

Type: Star Party

Keywords: Stargazing Star Party Bonney Lake

Held on: Jul 14, 2023 (Fri) at 09:30 PM to Jul 14, 2023 (Fri) at 11:45 PM

Sunset Times:

  • Official at 09:01 PM
  • Civil at 09:39 PM
  • Nautical at 10:30 PM
  • Astronomical at 11:39 PM

Lunar Phase:

Location: 27515 120th St E, Buckley, WA 98321

Event Coordinator: Alan Spurgeon

Overview

Come join us for a night of stargazing in a new darker location. We will have telescopes for people to look through or feel free to bring your own. The fun starts just after sunset.

We have moved closer to Buckley in order to get out of the city lights.

For new astronomers we are starting off the night with a program we are calling "Welcome to Stargazing".

Map

Latitude 47.150574, Longitude -122.06313

More Information

This event was on Friday night. I apologize for the confusion, my error on a cut copy paste. Please join us at the Snoqualmie Point Park stargazing event on Saturday.

Come join us for a night of stargazing in a new darker location. We will have telescopes for people to look through or feel free to bring your own. The fun starts just after sunset.

We have moved closer to Buclkey in order to get out of the city lights.

For new astronomers we are starting off the night with a program we are calling "Welcome to Stargazing".

 

It is May so it is guaranteed to be chilly. If you are bringing your own telescope please arrive before dark to set it up. We will be Star Gazing until midnight and will have several telescopes there for you to look through.

  • Wear warm clothes, even in July and August it can get chilly.
  • Bring the kids!
  • If you bring a flashlight then make sure it is red. No white lights at the event.
  • If you take a picture please make sure you have the flash turned off and take a long exposure.
  • No pets or children on leashes please. They have a tendency to get tangled and overturn telescopes.
  • Bring a comfy chair or blanket and binoculars if you have them to look up at the stars.
  • Bring a thermos of your favorite hot drink to help stay warm.
  • Our events are on school grounds so no alcohol allowed.

 

If you want to learn some basics on telescopes then we will talk about those starting at 8pm.

Welcome to Stargazing

For those new to astronomy we are going to start the night off with a "Welcome to Stargazing" presentation that begins just after sunset. In this you will be introduced to the night sky, learn how to locate some prominent stars and constellations, and learn how to star hop. Next we will discuss meteors, and satellites. Hopefully we will catch a glimpse of the space station as it passes overhead. When it is visible, we will learn about features of the moon. Finally we will take a look at 3 objects in the night sky thorugh a telescope. All along we will learn how to fill out our observation log.

Every month we will build upon our constellation and lunar knowledge and highlight 3 new deep sky objects. When possible we will take a look at a planet. Right now Venus and Mars are visible. For Jupiter and Saturn we will have to wait until August for them to be in the evening sky.

For those coming to the Welcome to Stargazing presentation please install the free app "Stellarium" onto your mobile device before hand. It is available in the app store for your device. This is the app we will use to help us find things in the night sky.

 

Announcements

9 months ago

Bonney Lake Stargazing starts soon!

Bonney Lake Stargazing starts shortly on Jul 14 (Fri) at 09:30 PM.

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