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Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Parking Lot

“At 2200 feet, this large parking lot is the closest and easiest place to stargaze in the Bay Area. You need a special use permit from the Open Space district (easy to get), and the glaring lights of the Silicon Valley are right there- but on days where there is a low marine layer, or…read more »

“At 2200 feet, this large parking lot is the closest and easiest place to stargaze in the Bay Area. You need a special use permit from the Open Space district (easy to get), and the glaring lights of the Silicon Valley are right there- but on days where there is a low marine layer, or even is there isn’t- this is a great place to see planets, the moon and thousands more stars than you can see from anywhere below.”

Chelynne Campion