Calling All Stargazers! Museum Cosmic Nights Dates Return for 2022

The San Bernardino County Museum announces the 2022 dates for the popular Cosmic Nights, astronomy-themed evening events in partnership with the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA), and at the Victor Valley Museum, the museum’s branch in Apple Valley, in partnership with the High Desert Astronomical Society (HiDAS).

San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 7 to 10 p.m.

 Cosmic Nights at the San Bernardino County Museum are in partnership with San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA). Organized in 1958, SBVAA helps amateur astronomers in the San Bernardino Valley area to increase their knowledge and excitement in astronomy and spread that knowledge to the community.

Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Rd, Apple Valley

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cosmic Nights at the Victor Valley Museum are in partnership with the High Desert Astronomical Society (HiDAS). Based at the Luz Observatory in Apple Valley, HiDAS was formed to provide trained, volunteer astronomers to operate and maintain the Center’s astronomical equipment. The evenings feature telescope viewing, an opportunity to discuss astronomy with the telescope operators, and visitors are also encouraged to bring binoculars or set up their own telescopes.

The events take place outdoors, weather permitting, and guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Guests are welcome to set up portable lawn chairs and blankets for extended viewing. Museum galleries will be open during the event and regular admission applies. Museum members receive half off of the regular admission rate for this event. Tickets are available in advance online by visiting sbcounty.gov/museum, or may be purchased at the door. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Victor Valley Museum is at 11873 Apple Valley Road, at the Bear Valley Road exit from Interstate 15 in Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Parking is free. For more information, visit sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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