Save the date - April 28th, 7:30pm - 10:00pm!
Join us for our Spring 2023 Star Party Event!!
Last semester's event - Fall 2022 Star Party was a big success!!
On Friday, October 28th, students, faculty, staff and community members were treated to our 25th Star Party event!! The in-person event was held outside in our Upper Plaza, adjacent to the Don Takeda Science Center, and attracted more than 300 people. Our guest speaker, Albion H. Bowers, Chief Scientist at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (retired), spoke on “Fast Interplanetary Flight (Aero Gravity Assist)” and his intriguing topic raised some fun Q&As and audience engagement. Attendees explored the night sky through high-powered telescopes with the assistance of Dave Flynn and other members of the Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita Valley, as well as volunteers from the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club.
The evening included interactive demonstration tables presented by a number of groups including the American Cancer Society Club, Astronomy Physics Club, the Biological & Environmental Sciences Department, Chemistry Club, Civic Engagement Club, Helping Us Become (HUB) Club, MESA/SHP/Biology Club, Physics/Engineering and Earth & Space Sciences Department, STEM Equity Alliance, and the William S. Hart District CTE Education Pathway!! The Associated Student Government (ASG) was also on hand with free snacks and lots of energy! It was an educational and enjoyable evening for all!!
Our sincere THANKS to all who made this Star Party possible!!
Special thanks to our guest speaker, Albion H. Bowers, Chief Scientist at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (retired)
Dave Flynn and members of the Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita Valley
Antelope Valley Astronomy Club
The Astronomy & Physics Club led by Teresa Ciardi, COC Professor
Star Party Planning Committee - Teresa Ciardi, Anthony Michaelides, Jamie Page,
Maria Sanchez, and Dr. Ryan Theule
College of the Canyons Facilities, Campus Safety, Custodial/Grounds, Audio Visual, Graphics/Reprographics and Information Technology
and Special Thanks to:
Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees:
Dr. Edel Alonso, Michael D. Berger, Sebastian Cazares, Michele R. Jenkins, and Joan W. MacGregor
View a short promotional clip here:
View the Star Party News Release
Last semester's event - Spring 2022 Star Party was a big success!!