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Julian StarFest 2018

August 9th - 11th, 2018  Menghini Winery, Julian, CA

Brought to you by the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) and the town of Julian

NOTE: Julian StarFest is postponed until we can find an event coordinator. No StarFest in 2018. Email if you would like to volunteer.

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 The community of Julian wishes to offer astronomy enthusiasts an alternative star gazing opportunity since the Starfest is not happening this year. 

Sponsored by the Julian Chamber of Commerce and the Volcan Mountain Foundation. 

SATURDAY / AUG 11, 2018 / 4PM TO 11PM


Location: Jess Martin Park, Julian 92036

Just south of the Julian Post Office on Highway 79.

 Daylight Activities Start at 4pm / Star Party starts at dusk



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Free Public Star Party Saturday Night, August 11, 2018 - New!

Anyone can enjoy the naturally dark skies of Julian by participating in the free public star party on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Arrive in Julian between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and find the Library and Post Office on Highway 78 on the east side of town. There will be plenty of parking at the Library, and a free bus to drive you a short distance to Jess Martin Park, just south of the Post Office on Highway 79. Take a star tour of the heavens using the many telescopes set up in the viewing area. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about what you are looking at and about the telescopes. We suggest you bring a red light flashlight to guide yourself to the observing area. Please, no white lights in the observing area. This event is FREE. Daylight Activities for Nature Lovers Start at 4pm. Star Party starts at dusk. More information.
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