Hi Randy, Tim Jones and I will be there from SAC - and looking forward to it! Is the chili pot dinner still a "happening?" Bob Randy Peterson wrote: > Don't forget to mark your calendars for October 24th and 25th, for the All > Arizona Star Party! This year promises to be one of the best ever! This > event is open to any amateur astronomer! So far, the guest planning to > attend who is traveling the farthest is coming from Georgia (USA, not the > one by Russia!). > In addition to great observing from a fairly dark-sky site, a hospitality > tent is available for camaraderie, for finger-food snacks, and a heater for > hot water for coffee or hot chocolate (there will be a donations-box to help > defray costs). A couple representatives from Meade will be in attendance, > and they are bringing a 12" LX200 ACF, a 16" LightBridge and a 90mm > Solarmax, plus a complete set of Series 5000 eyepieces. There will also be > sun-related posters, CD's, 3D cards, 3D lithos and glasses of the Sun). > Porta-potties will be on site. > > Have no telescope? This is a great venue for MITAPTYS (may I take a peek > through your scope?). There are usually over 100 telescopes at this event, > and I'd estimate that 75% of them would be happy to provide you with views > through their scope. I know the Meade guys will be happy to show views > through their scopes - I'm looking forward to looking through the Solarmax > scope (a $6,000 hydrogen alpha scope! I'd like to see how much difference > there is from the $600 Coronado H-alpha scope). There will be some scopes > there that will be used for imaging - you should likely keep your distance > from them, as even a red flashlight aimed in the wrong direction could ruin > a time exposure. The imagers usually set up away from other people for this > reason, so if you stick to the main field you should be fine. > > Don't forget to pack everything you will need - water, food, > red-flashlights, any astronomical gear, camping equipment and a knowledge of > dark-sky > etiquette ( http://www.eastvalleyastronomy.org/etiquette.html ). Most > information needed about this event is at our website at > http://www.eastvalleyastronomy.org/aasp.htm , including a printable map. > > There will be a few signs placed alongside the road on the way there to help > guide you, but if you haven't been there before, I recommend having the map > as your primary guide. The drive-time there is about 1.75 hours from where > I live (south Scottsdale/north Tempe area). > > Any other questions, please ask! > > Randy Peterson > Events Coordinator > East Valley Astronomy Club > events@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.