Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party
Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:48 PM
Posted 06 December 2013 - 02:47 PM
On another note, the road to Sophies Flat has been graded again, and is readily passable for passenger cars. December 28 is the next public star party....that is..... if the sky is clear.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:23 PM
Moistons are released to the open blue sky from brand new telescopes. The moistons act as Nuclei where clouds form around them. Believe me Moistons can hold a lot of moisture too.
Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:56 PM
No mid morning report this time, as I'll be driving back from Utah. Several of the Locals will be out of town, but come on out anyways!
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:57 AM
Here are the scheduled dates of Wickenburg Public Star Parties, through January 2015:
Sept 28, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
Jan 25, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
May 17, 2014
June 21, 2014 ( may cancel due to heat/monsoon)
July 19, 2014 ( may cancel due to heat/monsoon)
Aug 16, 2014 (may cancel due to heat/ monsoon)
Sept 13, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
Dec 13, 2014
Jan 17, 2015!!!!
This schedule has been crafted to avoid conflict w/ the AASP, AMM, GCSP, and RTMC. Wallet sized documentation (business cards) will hopefully be available at the Sept 28, 2013 star party. Weather report for 6/1/2013 star party will be posted mid-morning tomorrow (6/1)
Reposting. Been a coons age since I've been out there.
Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:05 PM
All of the adult raccoons who were there when you were last here, have gone to old raccoon homes. Sadly, most have since passed away. There is a new group of raccoons, who have heard all of the stories from their elders, and are all looking forward to meeting you. Of course, you'll have to introduce yourself, but I'm sure they'll be very welcoming.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:34 AM
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:51 PM
Does that sound right?
Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:38 AM
We set up on the East side of the road, at the trailhead parking lot.
Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:40 PM
Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:33 PM
If you live in Surprise, the night sky here is much, much better. There is a large light dome from Phoenix to our southwest (duh), but there are no ground based lights visible from Sophie's Flat. Another amenity-- a BLM pit toilet with a door and TP. The site has been graded, and rock has been brought in for a base. You can stay all night if you wish, no permits or fees. Look for an update of conditions on Saturday morning.
Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:36 PM
Alternatively, please send me the Google MAP directions if that would be easier.
Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:03 PM
According to Google Earth, the center of the East parking lot is: 34*00'22.97"N, and 112*41'38.60"W. Hope that helps. (asterisk in place of a degree superscript)
Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:34 AM
34° 00' 22.97" N, 112° 41' 38.60" W
I am overseas working now but look forward to joining you guys this Winter
Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:29 PM