[sac-board] Re: Spring TBird Star Party Progress Report

  • From: AJ Crayon <acrayon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 20:44:01 -0700

Jack, I think they are good idea, but some thoughts have to be given to 
both.  For example how do we setup a telescope for handicap viewing?  As 
far as the shuttles are concerned, perhaps they can turn parking lights 
on once they get into the parking lot.

Hope this helps,

Jack Jones wrote:

>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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