Stargazers who attend the free public night of the Golden State Star Party — Friday, July 13 — have an opportunity to view the heavens through hundreds of different telescopes from large to small. For more information, call Lassen County Supervisor Aaron Albaugh at 299-3426. File photo

Albaugh hosts Golden State Star Party

Men, women, boys and girls have probably been looking up into the heavens and pondering the mysteries of the night sky since the very beginning of time.

The public is invited to the free public night at the Golden State Star Party, held Friday, July 13 at Lassen County Supervisor Aaron Albaugh’s Frosty Acres Ranch near Adin in the North County. Albaugh said the sky is very dark at his ranch offering great views of planets, stars and everything else of interest in the sky above us.

Hundreds of astronomers bring their telescopes to the event and allow the public to look through them.

Friday, July 13 schedule
10 a.m. — Scope Walkabout.
4 p.m. — Kid’s Activity/Paper Air-Rocket launching (just west of the hospitality tent).
8 p.m. — “Saving the Dark” documentary with Sriram Murali.
9 p.m. — Public viewing begins.

Directions from Susanville
Take Highway 139 toward Adin. Turn left at County Road A-2. Go 2 or 3 miles and turn right on Bassett Road. Go another mile and turn left into campsite.

Directions from the valley
From the town of Bieber, watch for the Red Barn (gas station and store) as you are leaving town, and turn right there onto the A2 (Susanville Road). Continue approximately 9 miles before turning left onto Bassett Road (Road 424). GSSP will be on the left shortly. If you reach highway 139, you’ve driven too far and missed Bassett Road.

For more information, call Albaugh at 299-3426.