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August 1, 2008 @ 12:00 am - August 3, 2008 @ 12:00 am
The inaugural Julian Starfest, set for August 1, 2 and 3 at Menghini Winery is the brainchild of three local Julian astronomers in association with the Julian Merchants Association and the Julian Chamber of Commerce. The three-day event features a two night star party, Friday and Saturday nights, and astronomy related exhibition area during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Guest speakers will speak on astronomy related subjects throughout the days. Saturday’s daytime activities will culminate with a raffle for some great astronomy prizes. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Hale 200” telescope on Palomar Mountain, on Saturday, is also an option for attendees. Sunday will feature an astronomy swap meet for attendees to sell and barter astronomy equipment. Several well known astronomy equipment manufacturers will have displays of their equipment, including Meade Instruments, Celestron and Vixen Optics. Other astronomy vendors will be selling equipment as well. Camping is available on a first come-first served basis for people wishing to observe under the pristine skies of Julian. For more details and registration forms, please visit the Julian Starfest web page at http://www.julianstarfest.com