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Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group

       Yosemite Glacier Point        

During the summer season the rangers at Yosemite invite a different astronomy club from around California to hold a star party at the amphitheater at Glacier Point each weekend. On both Friday and Saturday night the club that is putting on the star party will do a presentation about the telescopes in use that night, what to fun objects are available to view and a little bit on star party etiquette.

In exchange for providing a star party for the park visitors they allow the astronomers free access to the park as well as free camping in the Bridalveil Campground. Camping is pretty much bare-bones - you will need to bring your own camping gear (tent, food, water...). There are restrooms at the campground - everything else you must bring yourself.

About 10-12 telescopes are needed to be one of the clubs that is invited each year. LHAG does not have enough folks to support that kind of commitment, but if you would like to participate in this program, you may be able to attend as a guest of another astronomy club. The night sky is incredible up there! Please contact Ron Yelton    ryelton660@aol.com   

Here are some files to read if you are interested in this program.

Glacier Point Star Party FAQs
Bridalveil Campground Map
Glacier Point Amphitheater Diagram