SIA Expo

SIA EXPO is the trade show and conference of choice for Astronomy and Imaging enthusiasts residing in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding area. SIA focuses primarily on Astronomy and Outdoor Optics and Photography

Explore Scientific will be there to answer questions and to donate a valuable doorprize!

October 19th, 2013 marks SIA’s first event date ever.


Here’s your chance to win up to $100 in gift certificates to be used at the SIA expo! The theme for the contest is “the moon”. Contestants are encouraged to interpret the theme in their own creative ways.

 Photos must be submitted by October 13th. Visit “SHOOT THE MOON” Contest Page HERE!


Photo contest # 2 is up! Double your chances to win by submitting your work to both contests.

 visit the contest page Visit “THE GOLDEN HOUR” Contest Page HERE!

 Are you the owner of a Manfrotto BeFree Tripod?  Then make sure to also enter Manfrotto’s Golden Hour contest as well!

 Family Fun for Everyone!

 Representatives from many companies, including Explore Scientific will be there to and questions. We will be featuring many stellar activities with thousands of dollars in giveaways, SIA promises to be an astronomical amount of fun for everyone! Big solar telescope will be on display and available for daytime viewing of the sun as it hurls coronal masses onto the Earth with views of solar flares and sunspots.  The Night Sky Star Party begins at 7 p.m., where visitors will learn how to operate a night sky telescope, looking for Venus and the traveling Comet ISON!

 For the first time, the Pierce College Planetarium, opened in 2010 and home to astronomy classes under the blue dome, will be open to the public, with shows running every two hours.

 Students and their friends and families are especially encouraged to attend! The first 300 students get a free pizza slice and drink. The best news? Admission to SIA is completely FREE!

 Free Lectures From Respected Experts

 SIA will be featuring free lectures and lessons from noteworthy astronomer and photography experts such as Wally Pacholka, Stephen Ramsden and Seth Sholstak. Make sure to stop by and learn about the cosmos! For more information about the speakers attending SIA, visit our Speakers Page.


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