We will be holding our second annual Star Party at the Orange County Astronomers observatory in Anza, Ca on August 15, 2009. We will be using the Mighty Kuhn, a 22″ telescope housed in its own observatory, complete with computers to control its movement across the sky.
We will meet at 6PM for a picnic dinner, followed at 7:30 by Science Symposium. Students will be able to give Powerpoint presentations about some topic in astronomy, cosmology, extra solar planets, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
We will also have a discussion “Should the earth be broadcasting to outer space to announce its presence to possible other civilizations?” We will talk a little about the technology that allows us to do this, as well as the ethics involved: who should decide this question?
This party is open to Orange County Astronomers club members and their guests. Limited accommodations are available at the Anza House trailer. Camping is available.
Here are the photos from the Star Party: