[sac-board] Spring TBird Star Party Progress Report

  • From: "Jack Jones" <Telescoper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "AZ SAC Board" <sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 18:00:52 -0700


We have a new Ranger (again) this year, and he is making innovations for the
TBird Public Star Party May 6 event. He has been looking into getting some
facilities for the observing location and found that being City of Phoenix,
they would have to get "handicap access"-type facilities if they did. He is
also looking into using shuttles to transport observers from the front of the
Park where the present facilities already are, to the observing location and

He is currently in the process of doing this and looking at the cost and
feasiblity of each. I said good on the first and questioned the second. He
said he was present at the last TBird Star Party and thought shuttles would be
a good alternative then and would cut down on risk, traffic, dust, and light
pollution at the site. How does this sound to you? You heard it here first; I
thought I would report these developments so no one is surprised.

Jack Jones
Public Events Coordinator
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Phoenix AZ

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