Each year, a large group of California amateur astronomers holds an annual star party in the Lassen Area. For 2008, the Golden State Star Party has chosen a location near Adin for their next big telescope meet.
The main reason for the location choice is something which Big Valley residents take for granted, very dark skies which usually translates to good observing. As the population grows and city lights continue to encroach on the night scape, dark sites like Adin are more of a rarity. The organizers of the event are excited to be here, and hope that this will benefit the whole community.
The star party will be held July 2 to July 5 of 2008 and it is expected that somewhere
We should look forward to such a large group of tourists visiting Big Valley, especially non intrusive ones, and would consider it a special favor to turn off as many outside lights as possible during their stay; as dark skys are what star gazers love and a little light travels an amazing distance. After all, that is why they are coming all the way out here.