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The Foothill College Observatory
and Peninsula Astronomical Society
will host a free star party Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 11 p.m.
as part of the second annual Bay Area Science Festival
. Admission is free; parking is $3. Everyone is welcome, and families are encouraged to bring kids of all ages. This is an outdoor activity, so dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.
The star party at Foothill College is part of more than a dozen of sites around the Bay Area offering an astronomical evening for the public. Colleges, schools, observatories and science centers around the Bay Area will be open, and both professional and amateur astronomers will be available to offer telescope viewing and observing tips.
The Foothill observatory will open at 7 p.m., with additional telescopes set up near the entrance. Families can check out the moon and a number of deep-sky objects.
Park in Lot 3 and walk uphill to the observatory, which is located next to the Krause Center for Innovation. Visitors must purchase the required campus parking permit for $3. Purchase permit at dispensers in any student lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters. Get directions and parking instructions
For more information about the observatory and its programs, call the recorded message at (650) 949-7334.