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Starry Nights in Yucca Valley

October 9th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today is the Starry Nights festival in Yucca Valley, and it has been a beautiful night for stargazing. After going to one of the talks this afternoon, we went to the digital-astronomy presentation tonight at the community center. That was so much fun we came home and did some more stargazing from our front yard. Jupiter is gorgeous, and with my binoculars, I saw one of the Galilean satellites. The Milky Way was gorgeous, too, and cut right through the summer triangle. What a privilege it is to live in a place where you can see these things!

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
  and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

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  1. October 11th, 2010 at 09:55 | #1

    I agree. We are so privileged to have a front-row seat to the night sky. Living out here, I’ve really gained an appreciation for the hobby of astronomy. I dropped by the Starry Nights festival around 6pm and saw you and your son at the final afternoon session. Very interesting stuff. Then I came back with my family for about 30 min. for the video astronomy presentation at 8 pm. The crowd setup was somewhat awkward and the city lights annoying, but the presentation itself was VERY interesting. My 2 and 4 year old were more interested in romping in the grass that looking at the stars, but it was still worth the trip.

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