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Museum’s Cosmic Nights Dates Set for 2020
Telescope viewing at San Bernardino County Museum and Victor Valley Museum
The San Bernardino County Museum announces the 2020 dates for the popular Cosmic Nights, astronomy-themed evening events in partnership with the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA), and at the Victor Valley Museum, the museum’s branch in Apple Valley, in partnership with High Desert Astronomical Society (HiDAS).
At San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands
Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cosmic Nights at San Bernardino County Museum, in partnership with San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA). Organized in 1958 to help amateur astronomers in the San Bernardino Valley area, SBVAA seeks to increase their knowledge and excitement in astronomy and spread that knowledge to the community.
At Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley
Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Cosmic Nights at Victor Valley Museum, in partnership with The High Desert Astronomical Society (HiDAS). Based at the Luz Observatory in Apple Valley, HiDAS was formed to provide trained, volunteer astronomers to operate and maintain the Center’s astronomical equipment
The evenings feature telescope viewing, an opportunity to discuss astronomy with the telescope operators, and visitors are also encouraged to bring binoculars or set up their own telescopes.
The events take place outdoors, weather permitting, and guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Guests are welcome to set up portable lawn chairs and blankets for extended viewing. Museum galleries will be open during the event and regular admission applies. Tickets are available in advance online by visiting http://www.sbcounty.gov/museum, or may be purchased at the door.
The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cosmic Nights is included in general admission: $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.
The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cosmic Nights is included in general admission: $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student. EBT cardholders are $1. Children under 5 and San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.