You are invited to a Star Party hosted by the Mt. Wilson Observers Association. Come enjoy an evening of astronomy using high-powered telescopes observing Saturn, Jupiter, and the craters of the Moon. First, enjoy the bright half-lit moon with its spectacular craters, visible even before sunset. As the sky darkens, Saturn will be visible, magnified 100 or more times. After 8:00 p.m., brilliant Jupiter will rise into view. Finally, expect to see an orbiting Earth satellite come over at exactly 8:33 p.m.. Learn all about the night sky from volunteer amateur astronomers. This star party will be held on Friday, May 5, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Christian Science Church, 7855 Alverstone Ave. at 79th St., Westchester, California. This event will be held dependent on good observing conditions, and if it is rainy or cloudy, it will be rescheduled for Friday, May 12th. For questions, please call Bob Eklund, at (310) 216-5947.
The 2006 ISDC is a great opportunity to not only learn about the latest developments in space exploration, but to do some exploring of your own in Southern California. There is no shortage of destinations and activities for visitors, from world-class museums and attractions to legendary restaurants, Hollywood tours and shopping on Rodeo Drive. Visit the Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Bureau to learn about all the opportunities available for visitors to Los Angeles.
Here is a list of major attractions, sporting venues and other exciting places within quick driving distance of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel.