This page is a directory for future Orion Bear Astronomy outreach events. If you are looking for the site’s page on upcoming celestial events, go to “The Sky” page.
Currently, Orion Bear Astronomy’s local outreach events serve Southern California, particularly the Inland Empire (Riverside, Ontario, San Bernardino, etc). Outreach events and viewing parties also do get scheduled in dark sky locations such as Joshua Tree National Park or Mojave National Preserve.
Upcoming Local Events
Local events can either have to do with a celestial event visible from the cities, or simply be organized for other purposes such as scout meetings, presentations, and opportunities to view the brightest of what the heavens have to offer. Non celestial event nights in local places are typically scheduled on a Friday or Saturday closest to First Quarter Moon.
Lunar Eclipse viewing event – Inland Empire, CA. – January 20, 2019
Solar System Viewing Party – Inland Empire, CA – September 6, 2019
Mercury Transit viewing event – Inland Empire, CA – November 11, 2019
Dark Sky Events
Deep Sky Parties can either be for a viewing of the seasonal skies, or be centered around a meteor shower. Meteor Shower events can be held on a weeknight, but standard deep sky parties are usually held on a Friday or Saturday night nearest to New Moon.
These are the Deep Sky Party Dates*
*Dates are Subject to Change
February 1,2 – Winter Deep Sky Viewing Party – Joshua Tree National Park
May 3,4 – Spring Deep Sky Viewing Party – Joshua Tree National Park
August 2,3 – Summer Deep Sky Viewing Party – Joshua Tree National Park
October 25,26 – Autumn Deep Sky Viewing Party – Joshua Tree National Park
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