Explore the world of astronomy during the three-day Julian StarFest. See telescopes and view objects in the night sky, vendors, guest speakers, and camping.
Julian StarFest, a three-day festival focused around the field of astronomy, will occur in the mountain town of Julian. Julian is known for its clear dark skies and one of the best locations in Southern California for observing.
The event will be held at Menghini Winery where a large grassy area and plenty of parking can accommodate the anticipated crowd. The festival includes a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.
Free Public Star Party Saturday Night, August 6, 2016!
Anyone can enjoy the Julian StarFest by participating in the free public star party on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Arrive in Julian between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM and you can enter the StarFest grounds (1150 Julian Orchards Ln, Julian, CA 92036) for free. Take a star tour of the heavens using the many telescopes set up in the viewing area. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about what your looking at and about the telescopes. Parking is available nearby and we suggest you bring a red light flashlight to guide yourself to the observing area. If you don't have a red light flashlight, red film will be provided to cover a white light flashlight. Please, no white lights in the observing area. If you wish to take part in the drawing at 5:00 PM, you must arrive before 5:00 PM and pay regular admission prices.
Camping, adjacent to the observing site, is available to astronomers on a first come-first served basis.
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