The San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) holds a monthly Star Party on the third Friday of every alternating month at sunset at the Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch Open Space Preserve at the Hwy 67 Staging area. The next one will be on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Located at the east end of Poway, this venue offers a pretty dark sky for being only 19 miles, as the crow flies, from downtown San Diego. There are no homes or business directly around the viewing area and the panoramic view of the city below is amazing.
Use the park entrance on Hwy 67, ½ mile south of Scripps Poway Parkway. Continue through the gate and up the dirt road about 1½ miles where the Rangers will direct you where to park. Coordinates from Google Earth for the viewing area are: 32°55’47.76″N, 116°58’10.89″W