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Old 02-12-2009, 06:56 PM
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Originally Posted by fishwiz View Post
That is a great question! Something I have thought about too!!! Some people I know who just moved here (Colorado) from Costa Mesa- said I will never see stars there I like I do here. I bet you have checked out the "International Dark Sky Association" - it can tell you where to find good spots and tells of EASY ways you can change your lights to eliminate glare and light pollution- just make sure they shine DOWN - helps us see the stars and good for so many nocturnal animals from moths to birds to sea turtles.

No I have never heard of the International Dark Sky Association but I will check it out!

Thank you
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I remember when we first bought our house in late '96 that we could see the comet Hale Bopp every night for weeks from our balcony even right near downtown and how cool we thought that was.
Then came along "Po" and his crazy followers of the purple shrouds, Nikes and Jello poison shots in Rancho Sante Fe and Hale Bopp became forever linked to them as they "transported" themselves to it. Apparently, for some people not being able to see the stars may be a good thing. ;-)
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dldupuy View Post
Hi everyone!

I was just curious if there are areas in the San Diego area or not far from the San Diego area where millions of stars can be seen in the sky at night? I know San Diego is a city with a lot of lights but would like to know of the areas where you can just lie there gazing up at the beautiful stars at night. I know this may sound like a really silly question but I'm just curious by nature.
My back deck in Valley Center (below Palomar mountain where the famous telescope is.....) we sit in our hot tub and watch the thousands of stars - especially shooting star season.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
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When is "shooting star season?"
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:49 AM
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Mid-August and Mid-November, but in Mid-November it is VERY cold out in the desert at night.
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