[Try Astronomy] Re: Hello

It would be great if one or more of us could attend
the NCSF meeting as representatives of our group, to
(a) as Art mentioned find out more about their 20"
scope building experience and (b) to introduce
ourselves to them so they know about us and what we
do.  

I think the idea of building a scope is fantastic,
especially with the links to the author, to a college
(UEC has a strong connection with students at MIAD)
and to the telescope companies themselves.  I will be
running the idea past Ken Leinbach, the executive
director of the Urban Ecology Center today.

Tim
--- Art Paque <artpaque@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The Northern Cross Science Foundation  completed
> their 20 inch telescope in
> May, 2002.  They discuss it at their web site
> http://www.gxsc.com/ncsf/
> It is possible that they would share some of their
> experiences with the
> project.  The next NCSF meeting is on Thursday,
> March 4th at Carlson
> Manufacturing in Cedarburg.  Details and direction
> are available at the NCSF
> web site.  Art Paque
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Keith Parkansky" <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tryastronomy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 4:48 PM
> Subject: [Try Astronomy] Re: Hello
> 
> 
> > I floated the idea of the group building
> > a 12" to 20" Dobsonian from scratch as
> > kind of a gift to the UEC to Tim.  I
> > found a book on the Web on how to build
> > big Dobsonians and it gets great reader
> > reviews on Amazon.  It just happens to
> > be the book written by the builder in
> > Lake Mills.  I'm going to order the book
> > tomorrow.
> >
> > Tim is going to talk to the UEC to see
> > if they'd be interested since they'd
> > have to find room to house it.  If they
> > are interested, we could get the author
> > to come talk to us one evening to give
> > us some tips/hints before we start to
> > build - some things that may help given
> > the ambient light conditions we deal with
> > in the city.  I thought maybe we could try
> > and get a mirror donated by Meade or
> > Celestron or whoever.  I was also
> > thinking maybe we could get some high
> > school wood shop (or MATC) to build
> > the base as a class project but that
> > may not be possible given how late it
> > is in the semester.
> >
> > Here's the info on the book:
> > http://www.willbell.com/tm/dobtel.htm
> > -- 
> > Keith Parkansky
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> > riding in a boat is swimming." SKYDIVE!
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