On Friday, November 15th, we celebrated CCC’s 20th Star Party, COC’s 50th Anniversary, and 50 years since the Apollo Moon landing with students, faculty, staff, and the community.  Well over 100 visitors enjoyed our guest speakers, David Michaels and Erik Altenbernd’s discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing & the history of the space race!  Our guests interacted with many student clubs hosting activity tables, visited our portable planetarium, and viewed the skies through the many telescopes on hand.  It was an evening enjoyed by all!!

Plan to attend our next Star Party in April 2020!! More details to come at, as the event gets closer.

Our sincere THANKS to all who made this evening possible!!

Special Thanks to our guest speakers, David Michaels, Professor of Astronomy & Physics, College of the Canyons and Erik Altenbernd, PhD, Professor, Department of History, College of the Canyons

Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita Valley

Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook

Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees:

Edel Alonso, Michael D. Berger, Michele R. Jenkins, Joan W. MacGregor and Steve D. Zimmer


We would also like to “THANK” our support staff, volunteers, and the following clubs/groups for their participation and contribution in making this event a success:

Associated Student Government (ASG)

Chemistry Club

Campus Library




RC Club

Post Office

And finally, thank you to our Star Party Planning Committee - Teresa Ciardi, Anthony Michaelides, Jamie Page, Maria Sanchez, and Dr. Ryan Theule


  • Presentation
  • Guest Speaker

Star Party Flyer
Star Party Press Release
Star Party Program