Riverside Astronomical Society website says its star parties are usually scheduled around weekends nearest the new moon (holidays and special events may cause that to shift now and then). They typically run from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning at the club’s dark sky site, GMARS, in Landers, CA.
“You do not need to be a member of the RAS or even own a telescope to attend any of the RAS star parties. At our regular monthly star parties, there’s always a telescope to look through and there’s never a fee.”
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