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June 22, 2018

Stargazers Share Expertise on Astronomy

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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 am | Updated: 12:06 pm, Fri Jun 22, 2018.

Don’t be surprised if you see some of the valley’s best and brightest sporting Disney’s Pluto pins.

“My favorite night-sky memory is when a group of Tri-Valley Stargazers club members decided to observe Pluto at Hidden Hill Observatory, the club’s dark-sky observing site,” said Ken Sperber. “Pluto is a challenge to find among the vast background of stars. Using numerous telescopes of different sizes, all participants were able to observe Pluto and confirm its motion relative to the background stars. Subsequently, club member Roland Albers, who initiated the observation, gave all observers a Disney pin of Pluto. I wear mine proudly on my cap.”

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