I followed another truck in and we were the first two there on Thursday
afternoon. I was in the 5th wheel facing north just south of the E-W
runway. A friend of mine showed up Friday but we were sort of alone
because no one else parked near us except for the guy with the loud
It used to be that the area I was in was filled with people but no one
showed up this time, probably because of the weather. Friday night ONE
person came by and asked what we were looking at and in the past there
have been people walking around until late. So don't give up on AASP or
the Messier Marathon. It was probably the lowest attendance I have ever
seen at either star party so that was unusual. :-)
Scott R. Stiers, W7BIT
Astronomy is Looking Up! Music is Gettin' Down!
On 10/9/2018 2:10 PM, Michael McDonald wrote:
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.
There’s nothing wrong with people wanting to do their own thing. But based
upon what I’ve seen of other star parties on YouTube, I was expecting a more
social atmosphere. Now that I’ve been to an AASP, I can adjust my
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.
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