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AAAA Attends Starry Nights Festival

October 16-18, 1998

Presented by the Town of Yucca Valley, California
and the Western Region of the Astronomical League (WRAL).

Starry Nights Schedule

Astronomy on the Hi-Desert
Starry Nights Schedule
Guest Speakers
WRAL Meeting Notes
Observing at Black Rock Canyon
The 5K Run
The Pancake Breakfast
1998 Registration Form
Town of Yucca Valley

Friday, October 16:

12 p.m. Welcome by Wayne Johnson and Opening Presentation by Erik Oberg, Joshua Tree National Park
12:45-1:50 p.m. International Dark Sky Association Regional Meeting
1:00 p.m. "Lunar Crater Sketching" Mary Firth
2:00 p.m "A Modern Tour of the Solar System" Ashley T. McDermott
2:00 p.m. "Astronomy for Dummies" Sam Davidson
3:00 p.m. "California Skies: Participant Observation in the Cosmos" Dicken Everson
3:00 p.m. "CCD's" Tim Hunter
4:00 p.m "Supernovae" Wayne Johnson
5 - 7:00 p.m. Recycled Art Exhibit and Reception with music by The Golden State Dixieland Ramblers
Reception presented by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Association
7:00 p.m "Night Sky Observing" Wayne Johnson
7-9:45 p.m Night Sky Observation Shuttles (Machris Park to Black Rock Canyon Campground)

Saturday, October 17.

7:00 a.m. Starry Nights 5K Run
12-1:00 p.m Western Region of the Astronomical League Annual Meeting
1:00 p.m. "Observing Variable Stars" Gene Hanson
2:00 p.m. "Planets Around Other Stars" Leo Connolly
3:00 p.m. "More Things in Heaven and Earth" David H. Levy
4:00 p.m. Pirating the Sun" Edwin C. Krupp
7-9:45 pm. Night Sky Observation Shuttles (Machris Park to Black Rock Canyon Campground)

Sunday, October 18:

7-10:00 a.m. Starry Nights Festival Pancake Breakfast
Breakfast prepared and served by the Hearts of Yucca Valley

Activities for Children (Saturday, October 17):

Star Lab Tours, Inflatable Games, Face Painting - 8 - 11 a.m.
Kids' Track - "Hands-On Astronomy Projects for Kids" Brian McMahon- ]2p.m.
Kids' Track - "Build Your Own Starfinder & Other Fun" Bruce Gottlieb - I p.m.
Kids' Track - "Let's Build a Rocket" Bob Wagner- 2p.m.
Kids' Track - "Creatures of the Night" Linda Waite - 3 p.m.


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