San Diego Astronomy

Looking for an out of this world experience Saturday night? The San Diego Astronomy Association will open the Lipp observatory for public viewing. The Lipp houses a 22in Ritchey Chretien telescopeSDAA Lipp Observatory that offers some of the deepest views of our galaxy for anyone willing to take a few hours round trip drive .

The dark sky site is located 80 miles outside San Diego along Interstate 8. Directions to the site can be found here:

Directions to Lipp Observatory

If your planning to head out, the observatory will be open at sunset and stays open till midnight. Be sure to dress for cold conditions as the compound is located in the high desert area at 3700 feet and the temps will be in the low 40’s. Bring water, and remember your medications. There is a bbq, bathroom, and parking at the site, but the nearest gas / food is 5 miles away.

If you decide to head out be sure to tuck this number away: 858-877-3103 in case you get lost and need help finding the site.  Call for assistance.

M31 Andromeda Galaxy Imager:  Scott Dixon

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