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Club Observing - Cancelled
05/23/2020 07:30 PM PDT
05/23/2020 11:59 PM PDT
Chuchupate Ranger Station
34580 Lockwood Valley Rd., Frazier Park, CA 93225

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, The Local Group has decided to cancel this event.

Join us for a night under the stars. This our monthly club observing outing up by Mt. Frazier. The public is welcome. You do not need a telescope.

Sundown is at 8:00pm.

Many of our club members enjoy bringing their scopes up to this relatively dark location not too far out of town for a full night of observing and astrophotography. Many other clubs typically join in as well. It's a very friendly crowd so don't be shy about asking to look through someone's telescope. However, some of the astronomers may by trying to get some work done so don't be put off if they politely refuse. Please be considerate and arrive before sundown and park with your lights facing away from the telescopes. Red flashlights only, please.

Location Info:

Located up the hill from the Chuchupate Ranger Station off Frazier Mountain Road (FS 8N04).


Take Interstate-5 North beyond Castaic about 35 miles to Frazier Mountain Road exit. Go west, passing Frazier Park, until you come to a 4 way stop with a flashing red light. Continue straight ahead for several more miles until you come to an intersection with a Market/Liquor store on the corner of Lockwood Valley Road, turn left. Continue for about 3 miles until you see a small sign "Chuchupate Ranger Station", turn left. The speed limit on this road is 20 mph. Drive through the Ranger Camp, for about 1/8 mile until you see a sign "Trail Head" and make a right turn into the parking lot. Bring your own food and water. Dress for the weather — it can get cold even in the summer months. Cell phones do not work here, some are able to send and receive text messages and sometimes, you can connect to the WiFi connection which bleeds over from the ranger station. There are restrooms but no running water.

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