Ah, Murphy at his best; So, less than 24 hours after announcing a date for next year's Sentinel-Schwaar Star Gaze I am informed that I am to attend a wedding on the Saturday night that I have set for the star party. AJ, what is it about us and astronomy and wedding dates??? So, in a totally selfish act, I will now change the date. Please throw all electronic bricks so you can get it out of your system.....my doctor says it is best that way. The next Sentinel-Schwaar Star Gaze will be held at the observing site south of Sentinel, AZ on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 2002. Please, at least a few of you show up.....I would hate to announce a date for a big group observing session and be the only person there. I will work on trying to get a portapotty to the site, we have not had good luck in this area in the past, but let's keep trying. If anyone has any input about a place to call, let me know. For the newsletter editors in the groups, here are instructions to the site: (email me if you would like the map) Sentinel-Schwaar Star Gaze Sat. March 9, 2002 The Sentinel-Schwaar Star Gaze is a chance for astronomers to meet at an Arizona dark sky site. It is sponsored by the Deep Sky Group of the Saguaro Astronomy Club in memory of Pierre Schwaar. There is no registration and no fee to attend, just show up and enjoy the night sky. In the past, folks have arrived on Friday, for two nights of observing. There are no facilities at the site, it is just a large flat area in the middle of the desert southwest. It gets both hot and cold, depending on the whim of the weather, so bring cool water and warm clothes. Please be courteous about white light, many observers and photographers are going after very dim objects. To get to the site, drive to Gila Bend, AZ. and get on the I-8 freeway going west toward Yuma. The Sentinel exit is about 30 miles west from Gila Bend. Take the exit and go south, under the freeway and across the railroad tracks. Go straight south on the dirt road and drive 2 miles until you see a large, flat area of the desert to your left, white rocks mark the site. It is before a cattle guard. YOU ARE THERE! stevecoe@xxxxxxxxx Author: Deep Sky Observing--The Astronomical Tourist Saguaro Astronomy Club web site: www.saguaroastro.org --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.