Telescope Viewing at Victor Valley Museum Planned Nov. 16

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– A “Cosmic Night” of stargazing will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Victor Valley Museum, in partnership with High Desert Astronomical Society.The event features telescope viewing and an opportunity to discuss astronomy with the telescope operators. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars or set up their own telescopes. There is the possibility of meteor sightings, a result of the Northern Taurid Meteor Showers from late October through early December. Meteors are most visible closer to midnight, but once the sun sets, with patience, these meteors can be visible. Guests are welcome to set up portable lawn chairs and blankets for extended viewing. Museum galleries will be open during the event and regular admission applies. Advance ticket purchases are available online by visiting http://www.sbcounty.gov/museum, or tickets may be purchased at the door.

The High Desert Astronomical Society is based at the Luz Observatory in Apple Valley. The society was formed to provide trained, volunteer astronomers to operate and maintain the Center’s astronomical equipment. The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cosmic Nights is included in general admission: $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student. EBT cardholders are $1. Children under 5 and San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum.

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