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Julian StarFest 2014

August 21st - 23rd, 2014  Menghini Winery, Julian, CA

Brought to you by the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) and the town of Julian

Astronomy in our schools

Student at scope The Julian StarFest Committee has taken it upon themselves to put  astronomy back into public education. One way of doing this is to have the necessary equipment available for the students to use.







Student in class
With this in mind, we are committed to use the proceeds from the Julian StarFest for astronomy educational materials for schools and public outreach through the efforts of the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA), a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.  You can help by participating in the event, or through your donations to Julian StarFest and the SDAA.  All donations are tax deductible.

Thanks to the generous contributions of the 2013 sponsors, vendors, and participants, the SDAA made significant financial contributions to SDSU Project Astro, the William F. Lucas / SDAA Scholorship, The Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair, and the International Dark Association (IDA).


About the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA)

The Julian StarFest Committee and the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) have joined forces to bring you a world class event.

The SDAA is a non-profit educational organization established and incorporated in 1963.  The purpose of the SDAA is to further the education of its members and the general public in the subjects of astronomy and the related space and physical science, and to increase public awareness and enjoyment of these sciences.

The membership is composed of people from all walks of life who share a common scientific interest.  Many have built their own telescopes.  Some are involved in school and civic activities.  Some conduct research for professional organizations, while others just enjoy the serenity of a night under a canopy of stars.  Whatever a member’s interests, all share a common fascination for the mysteries of our universe and a willingness to exchange and share the results of practical observational experience.

The SDAA holds regularly scheduled activities.  On the third Wednesday of each month, an educational lecture program and general meeting is presented for its members and the general public at the theatre at the Mission Trails Regional Park.  Regular Sky Observing sessions are held at our 10-acre site in the East County at Tierra del Sol, and the Club's 22-inch reflector and 8-inch refractor are available for use by any member trained in their operation.  "Star Parties" are held for schools and youth groups, and members meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park for presentations and public stargazing.  Members conduct astronomy seminars for educators, mirror and telescope making classes, and seminars in observing and astrophotography.  Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to participate in all SDAA activities.

Please check out the SDAA website at http://www.sdaa.org for more information.

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About the Committee

The Julian StarFest Committee, Hillary Griffith, Bill Griffith, Scott Baker, Ed Rumsey, Jim Traweek, Michael Finch, Kin Searcy, Michael VanderVorst, Alice Harvey and Dan Kiser  in conjunction with the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA), act as a non-profit entity to bring you Julian StarFest.  Proceeds from the Julian StarFest for astronomy educational materials for schools and public outreach through the efforts of the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA), a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.  You can help by participating in the event, or through your donations to Julian StarFest and the SDAA.  All donations are tax deductible.