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Public stargazing at Tehachapi Airport on Oct. 5

The City of Tehachapi invites the public to an evening of free telescope viewing on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m., at Aviator Park in the Tehachapi Municipal Airport. Local amateur astronomers are offering close-up views of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter through their telescopes, along with a variety of educational activities for children and adults. Bring your picnic dinner to Aviator Park and enjoy an evening of spectacular stargazing. This year the Moon will be in optimal viewing position to help us celebrate the anniversary of Project Apollo.

Parking is available at the intersection of East I and Hayes streets, then a short walk to the park. Handicap parking will be available. The fun starts at 6 p.m. With sunset around 6:30 p.m., good viewing will begin about 7:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact City Hall at (661) 822-2200 or your local NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassadors: Dale Hawkins, [email protected] and Lauren Hollen, [email protected].