Social is what you make it. Paul Knauth had his 25" scope out and we
periodically came over to share some views. If we didn't come over, he would
have been by himself the whole night. He was happy to share the view and take
The music was from our emmy award winning friend Frank Kraljic (not ASU
affiliated), who almost treated us to a self propelled paragliding
demonstration friday night.
If you wish, reach out and make new friends over the next year, and you'll have
a wider group to socialize with at the next AASP.
From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> on
behalf of Michael McDonald <mikemac@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:10:51 PM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: AASP trip report
I saw the pup tents lined up over there and heard the rumor that there was a
group from ASU there. (And some nice music coming from that direction Saturday
morning.) But I never saw anyone come out from that group so I figured you were
off doing your own thing. Sort of like that one camper parked clear out on the
west end of the East/West runway by themselves.
Theres nothing wrong with people wanting to do their own thing. But based upon
what Ive seen of other star parties on YouTube, I was expecting a more social
atmosphere. Now that Ive been to an AASP, I can adjust my expectations
On Oct 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Tom Mozdzen <tjmozdzen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks for the report. If you had wandered just across the NS strip onto
the east side (south end like you), you would have found a beehive of about
a dozen ASU people socializing and sharing views in various telescopes. I
think we were one of the higher density exceptions to the rule.