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CA Astrotourism

Astrotourism in California

Enjoy astronomy in the state of California. Go visit a planetarium, space museum, observatory, space tech factory, space port, dark sky park, or attend a star party!

Notable planetariums in CA

These are largest and most notable - also see all planetariums in California.

      1. Venue
      2. Site/City
      1. De Anza Planetarium
      2. Cupertino
      1. Samuel Oschin Planetarium
      2. Los Angeles
      1. Morris Planetarium
      2. San Francisco


    Space museums in CA

        1. Name
        2. Location
        1. Chabot Space & Science Center
        2. Oakland
        1. Columbia Memorial Space Center
        2. Downey


      Notable observatories in CA

      These are largest and most notable - also see all observatories in California.

          1. Name
          2. Location
          1. Goldstone Deep Space Complex
          2. Barstow
          1. Hat Creek Radio Observatory
          2. Hat Creek
          1. Griffith Observatory
          2. Los Angeles
          1. Palomar Observatories
          2. Mount Palomar
          1. Lick Observatory
          2. Mt. Hamilton
          1. Mount Wilson Observatory
          2. Mount Wilson


        Annual star parties in CA

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            1. Name
            2. Location
            1. Death Valley Star Party
            2. Death Valley
            1. Golden State Star Party
            2. Bieber


          Research centers in CA

              1. Name
              2. Location
              1. Ames Research Center
              2. Mountain View
              1. Armstrong Flight Research Center
              2. Edwards AFB
              1. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
              2. Pasadena


            Space tech factories in CA

                1. Name
                2. Location
                1. SpaceX
                2. Hawthorne


              Dark sky sites in CA

              Also see all dark sky sanctuaries and parks.

                  1. Name
                  2. Location
                  1. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
                  2. Borrego Springs
                  1. Death Valley National Park
                  2. Lone Pine
                  1. Joshua Tree National Park
                  2. San Bernadino


                Spaceports in CA

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                    1. Name
                    2. Location
                    1. Mojave Air and Space Port
                    2. Mojave
                    1. Vandenberg Air Force Base
                    2. Lompoc