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

  • From: "Rick Tejera" <saguaroastro@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 22:09:30 -0700

City of Phoenix? T-bird is in Glendale, how does Phoenix fit in? Or is it
some kind of county or state thing? Personally I'd prefer the facilities on
site. Honestly can't see how shuttles would be cheaper than a double wide
crapper, but then I don't work In government. 

I'm just glad they're working on the problem. Any solution is better than no
solution. Keep us posted on the progress.

Rick Tejera 
Editor SACnews
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Phoenix, Arizona

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Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 6:01 PM
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Subject: [sac-board] Spring TBird Star Party Progress Report


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 back.

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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