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San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers: International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
SFAA CLUB MEMBERS:
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers is encouraging anyone who has even the slightest interested in the Moon to join us at Lands End *LOWER* parking lot on Pt. Lobos Avenue, along with thousands of others world wide for this historic international event.
Date: Saturday, 9/18/2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Land's End - Point Lobos - North Lot, El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco, CA (Get Directions)
Information for Visitors:
This world wide historic event takes place in San Francisco's darkest site, since 1951. Come join the fun and observe the Moon (and other stuff). *NB* Because the upper parking lot is closed for restoration, we'll be set up at the lower lot off of Pt. Lobos Avenue.
 
Event Location
Land's End - Point Lobos - North Lot
City Star Parties are held at this location throughout the year. Note that there are two main lots for Land's End. We gather in the northern one! Check the Club Calendar for a schedule.
Address: El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA
(Get Directions)
Notes:
Northbound on the Great Highway, follow the highway as it becomes Point Lobos Avenue and passes the Cliff House. After you pass a small road called Merrie Way, take the next left onto El Camino Del Mar and follow the road uphill. You will pass Seal Rock Street on your right and will see a "Not a Through Street" sign and another sign for Fort Miley. Continue until the road ends in a parking lot.

Contact SFAA for more information.
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Event Log
Name of Primary Presenter/Organizer: Angela Traeger
Event Type: Star Party(Astronomy night): School/Public/Other group
Number of club members participating as presenters: 15
Toolkits Used:
   Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe
   Shadows & Silhouettes
   Exploring the Solar System
   Glass & Mirrors: An Inside Look at Telescopes
   Other NSN Resources (Telecons, Astronomy Resources Download, etc)
Topics Covered:
   Extrasolar Planets
   Light Pollution
   Milky Way Galaxy
   Moon
   Phases & Eclipses
   Size/Distance Scales
   Solar System
   Sun
   Telescopes
Total number of visitors: 50
What materials were handed out?
Hyperion trading cards. SFAA buttons/brochures.
Comments and anecdotes about the event:
The San Francisco Amateur and Sidewalk Astronomers along with thousands of others world wide held this historic international event in downtown San Rafael, CA as it was fogged out in SF. Everyone was excited that this was an international event and that someone else in the world was simultaneously looking at the same object in the night sky. We also observed Jupiter and four of its moons as well. Not bad...five moons and one planet in just a few minutes time!
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