Have you ever wanted to see the moon up close? To look at all the details, craters and shapes as if you were right next to it? Better yet, how about witnessing a rare Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse? Join Atlas Obscura and SkiesAway, L.A.’s premier astronomy events company, for a special viewing of 2019’s first and only total lunar eclipse!
Experience January’s bloody full moon as the sun aligns to cast 360º of Earth’s sunset and sunrise onto the lunar surface. We have the opportunity to view the moon through high-powered telescopes and cameras revealing craters, dried lava seas and rocky mountain ranges up close and in exquisite detail. The eclipse will start after sunset and last until just before midnight, with over one full hour of maximum total lunar eclipse. Bring your smartphone and the SkiesAway team will help you capture images and video of this cosmic convergence using your own eyepiece!
Telescopes used by SkiesAway:
Astro-Physics 130mm f/6.3 "Gran Tourismo"
Celestron EdgeHD 8"
Celestron NexStar Evolution 8"
Various Spotting scopes and cameras
Join Atlas Obscura and SkiesAway January 20th for astronomy, history, refreshments, and one of the best shows in the solar system.
SkiesAway brings over three decades of experience in the consumer telescope industry, as well as many years pursuing astronomy and astrophotography with space enthusiasts of all ages. The SkiesAway Team:
Bryan Cogdell is SkiesAway's telescope expert with over 15 years of experience and product development for the big 3 (Orion, Celestron, and Meade) consumer telescope companies. He has given night sky tours and astrophotography talks around the world and in 2013 set up an astrophoto telescope rig for Dr. Stephen Hawking who then captured images of the Moon, the Orion nebula, and galaxies in Ursa Major directly from his wheelchair computer.
Jarred Donkersley is SkiesAway's writer, photographer, and tour guide specializing in eclipse and nightscape astrophotography, science storytelling, and the visual culture of space. He shot the 2017 total solar eclipse for Slooh Community Observatory, has given night sky tours and photography workshops with Celestron, Slooh, and SkiesAway in national parks across the US, and is a museum guide at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
- Secret Location! Near downtown LA - exact details will be sent a few days prior to event.
- This is a nighttime event with extended periods of time outside. It could be cold! Please bring extra layers — warm coats, sweaters, hats — in case of cold weather.
- We encourage attendees to bring a camera! SkiesAway's set up will enable taking great shots of the moon using your own smartphones and/or cameras.
- We recommend comfortable footwear as the event will require standing for long periods of time.
- CLOUDS AND CANCELLATION: This event is weather dependent. Attendees will be provided with a phone number to call on the day to confirm status. You are responsible to confirm status.
- Children 12 and up. All ticketed minor children must be accompanied by a ticketed responsible adult. Discount rates available for kids 15 and younger.
- A liability waiver is required for this event.
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