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Astronomy Nights on Mt. Tamalpais

  • Cushing Memorial Theater Mill Valley, CA 94941 (map)

Laura Peticolas, Assoc Director of Education & Outreach, Sonoma State University

Is That Deep Glow in the Night Sky Real?

The Northern Lights can appear as a deep red glow here in California. In Alaska, it more often appears as a bright green band, glowing across the night sky. Come learn more about these dynamic lights, their connection to the activity on the Sun, and how photographers are helping us better understand the difference ways these lights are manifested.

  • Register your car and download a PASS to Park at Rock Spring parking lot and CARPOOL if possible
  • Dress appropriately, it can be cold in the evenings on the mountain
  • Bring a flashlight to help navigate your way from the theater to the telescopes and cars
  • IF the weather is questionable the day of the event, call our hotline: 415-455-5370 after 3:30pm. Any cancellations will be posted. Note that cloudy weather and/or high winds may prevent observing through the telescopes, but generally don’t stop the lectures.  Talks are cancelled only for rain or fire danger.
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