roadfix, you can see stars in the sky out in LA?
HOW big of a 'scope do you have?
BTW, do you belong to an amateur astronomy club? Himself was active in the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association
when we lived in the Cleveland area. He really enjoyed the meetings and the special events they would hold in the Metroparks. He helped my Brownie Troop earn their astronomy badge, too. When we moved to MA the clubs were all far from us - at least 40 miles one-way. Instead, he worked with "Project Astro", going into two 5th grade classes to conduct astronomy events with the kids once or twice a year, plus a stargazing evening with the kids and their parents. There is such diminishing of the sciences in school these days that the teachers were very happy to have him go in for a class or two. Then the one teacher who did all the work got sick and the other teacher let things slide. He misses going in...