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Zoom Webinar – Exploring the Night Sky

June 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8

On Tuesday, June 14th at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome back Bing Quock, amateur astronomer from the California Academy of Sciences. The lecture is entitled “Exploring the Night Sky.” Join us for a wonderful astronomy talk. 

What’s up in the evening sky that can be seen with the unaided eye or with just a pair of binoculars?  Amateur astronomer Bing Quock will give us a tour of the heavens, including seasonal constellations and asterisms, notable deep-sky objects, and a sneak peek at a few upcoming events, including meteor showers, interesting configurations of the Moon and planets, and notable space launches. Interested in purchasing a telescope for yourself or as a gift? What are some recommendations and affordable resources? We’ll explore the heavenly hobby of stargazing!

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About the speaker:  Bing Quock is a long-time amateur astronomer, having been bitten by the astro-bug while growing up during the height of the Space Race.  Drawn away (though not completely) from dinosaurs to the science of the stars by the writings of Patrick Moore and Carl Sagan, he parlayed his childhood interest into a career, having since taught astronomy courses at both the informal and college-levels.  He is currently Assistant Director of Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. He is a frequent interviewee on local media, explaining astronomical events, and writes daily skywatching tips that are distributed to approximately 30 newspapers across the country. He is the 2020 recipient of the Western Amateur Astronomers’ G. Bruce Blair Medal for career achievements in amateur astronomy.


Bing Quock viewing Arcturus through Griffith 12-inch refractor
Bing Quock with Douglas Berger’s 17-inch Dobsonian
Bing Quock with Ron Dammann’s 18-inch Starmaster


June 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8