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February 23, 2012 (San Diego) –Stargazer and trail guide George Varga will lead a stargazing party at Mission Trails Regional Park on February 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Participants at the event, four days after the New Moon, can expect to view deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula, the Crab Nebula in Taurus and much more. The Crab Nebula (photo, left) is the result of a supernova that occurred in 1054 AD and was recorded by Chinese observers.

Meet  at the far end of the Kumeyaay Campground's Day Use Parking Lot, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on February 25.  A telescope will be available to view the nighttime sky! In consideration of others, no lanterns or white-light flashlights near the telescope, please.

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