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Address: Fremont Peak State Park, San Juan Bautista, CA
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+1 831-623-2465

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Interesting local astronomers

While not at the level of the Mt Hamilton observatories, this is a very well designed amateur observatory that is more accessable than Mt Hamilton.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Norma W
Gilroy, California
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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While not at the level of the Mt Hamilton observatories, this is a very well designed amateur observatory that is more accessable than Mt Hamilton.

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Fremont Peak Observatory Astronomy group and park rangers have different activities like Dark of the Moon viewing times and the group invites people to join and go to the Annual General Meeting. The Programs are always interesting and kids are welcome.

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

This attraction is ideal for both science minded individuals and those who appreciate beauty. There is no fee to experience the wonder of the stars on a cool night with friends or family. Bring a thermos of something warm and prepare to enjoy the vastness of the night sky.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We went to Fremont Peak State Park on a day where the observatory was doing an afternoon program as well as an evening star gazing program (from 8 -12). The views of both the valley areas during the day as well as the stars at night are stunning. The staff is pleasant. People came for just the program. There is... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

An tall concrete structure in landscaped gardens with good points over the city and interesting murals around the internal ground floor walls

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Aptos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We liked the opportunity to observe both the sun and the stars with these great folks who seem to donate their time and expertise to share their knowledge with the public. We were hoping to learn a bit more about what it was we were looking at, but did not find literature that might explain it better. The gentlemen were... More 

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Monterey, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

I wanted to go for a stargazing event on 8 Sep 2012 but didn't have any experience and deep knowledge about astronomy. I do not know what are constellations, where is the milky way, etc... Despite these, my wife and i decided to give it a try at such event. I did not bring anything, just my camera. The tips... More 

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