I'll second what Chris Peterson said come to the OCA general meeting on
7/12. We are a pretty good group of people and we have a very nice dark
sky site near the city of Anza. We also have a site that we use for star
parties in the santiago canyon area.
Check us out at www.OCAstronomers.Org
2005 OCA vice-president
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> I just moved to Irvine for the summer, and am also looking for a dark
> sky. Someone on another forum suggested Joshua Tree, outside of
> Coachella, and when I told my girlfriend that I was thinking about
> going out there this weekend with my telescope, she forbade me not to
> because she said she worried about me being out there "by myself." I'm
> from Idaho, and while I don't have much experience living in such a
> large populated area, I would like to think that she's overreacting
> just a bit. What do you guys think? Would you go out there in the
> middle of the desert, in the middle of the night, all by yourself?