Pizza grazing to fund stargazing

Astronomy Club members are using out-of-this-world pizza this coming Friday at PizzaRev to raise funds for their stargazing camping trip.

“I know that all of the club members will be [there], we have also invited all of our family and friends,” said Hillary Manly, president of the Astronomy Club. “There can be anywhere between 20 people or 100.”

The fundraiser will be located at the PizzaRev on the corner of Canoga Ave. and Victory Blvd. on Friday, March 21 between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will fund the club’s stargazing camping trip.

If more than 100 people attend the fundraiser, PizzaRev will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to the Astronomy Club.

“We wanted to go somewhere relatively close to where everybody lives and I’ve been going camping at Lake Cachuma every year,” Manly said. “It’s ridiculously beautiful because it’s on the other side of the mountains in Santa Barbara and at night there is no light pollution.”

The trip will span three days beginning Friday, March 28 and ending Sunday, March 30.

“I am pretty excited,” club member Daniel Best said. “I’ve only seen a lot of stars in Yosemite but this is on a whole other level.”

Adviser Dale Fields will be bringing a telescope provided by the college, and members plan on bringing their own to view constellations, stars, and galaxies.

“I’m happy to see that this student-led organization has come up with so many interesting things to do and I’m excited to come along to show people more about the sky,” Fields said.

Members ask that anyone attending the fundraiser presents a flyer to the cashier, or just mention the club to support them.

“I’m stoked, its gonna be a lot of fun,” Manly said.