Best Places to See the Night Sky



Just a short drive away from the city lights are some amazing stargazing opportunities.

Chabot Space and Science Center. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. chabotspace.org.

Del Valle Regional Park. 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore. ebparks.org/parks/del_valle.

Halley Hill Observatory. Joseph D. Grant Park, 18405 Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose. hallsvalley.org/starparties.

Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. Page Mill Road, Los Gatos. openspace.org/preserves/monte-bello.

Mount Diablo. Summit Road, Walnut Creek. mdia.org/site/park-information/nature/astronomy.

Mount Tamalpais. 3801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. sfaa-astronomy.org/monthly_lectures/mount_tam_lecture.

San Francisco State University Observatory. 1600 Holloway Ave. physics.sfsu.edu/astronomy/observatory/index.html.

Astronomy Clubs

For more stargazing events, opportunities and resources, check out these local astronomy organizations and clubs:

Astronomical Society of the Pacific: www.astrosociety.org/

East Bay Astronomical Society: www.eastbayastro.org/

Halls Valley Astronomical Group: www.hallsvalley.org/

Mount Diablo Astronomical Society: www.mdas.net/

Peninsula Astronomical Society: www.pastro.org/dnn/

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers: www.sfaa-astronomy.org/

San Jose Astronomical Association: www.sjaa.net/

San Mateo County Astronomical Society: www.smcas.com/

Santa Cruz Astronomy Club: www.astronomy.santa-cruz.ca.us/

Sonoma County Astronomical Society: www.sonomaskies.org/

 

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