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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

The calm before the storm.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

Typical number of people at any given time throughout the day. Total attendance was about 600 -- not bad for a rainy Saturday.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

Yoda keeps watch over the people signing up for the prize drawings -- only one ticket per attendee, please.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Visitors at the eyepiece bar.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

David Nagler and Michael's wife, Jandi, helping with eyepiece questions.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:31 PM

Michael, David Nagler, and some unknown riff-raff answering eyepiece qusetions.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

The same riff-raff, with Chewbacca overseeing things in the background.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

Greg Bragg, the Astro-Tech and Olivon rep, showing off some Olivon binoculars.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

More visitors in the Celestron scope section.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Sheldon Faworski, from Explore Scientific, holding forth amid Explore Scientific scopes. The 5" apo ES gave away as a door prize is on the table.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Victor Aniceto, from Celestron, talks about the NexStar 8SE. Celestron gave away a NexStar 8SE and accessories as a door prize.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

John A. Davis, creator of the "Jimmy Neutron" TV series and the astrophotographer who took the images behind him, talks to a reporter from the local paper.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club set up in the lobby to tell people about their very active club, sponsor of the well-known Okie-Tex star party.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

Nothing like a big scope to bring a smile to everyone's face.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

At the end of a busy day, gathered for the prize drawings.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

As close as a lot of us were able to get to your grand opening. Thanks for the pictures, it looked like a great day for you. BTW I think it was Jimmy Neutron...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

Chewy agrees -- a fun time was had by all.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

A good mix of real science and science fiction there Fred!
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

BTW I think it was Jimmy Neutron...


Here's a pic of John Davis signing a Jimmy Neutron poster for the grand-kids, Michael's kids Liam and Ellie.

You can tell from the post you corrected that I don't know a Jimmy from a Johnny. The show was a little after my time. I date back to "Meeska, Mooska, Mousekateer. Mouse cartoon time now is here," and "Hey kids, what time is it? It's Howdy Doody time!" Ah for the good old days of Buffalo Bob, Clarabell, Phineas T. Bluster, Chief Thunderthud, and Princess Summerfallwinterspring.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

A remarkable store, a remarkable display; and great turnout!

Congratulations to all at Astronomics!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

I was impressed with the Olivon binoculars but ended up with a similar model from Celestron, the Granit 10x50's. I was seduced by the larger size that felt the same as smaller binocs. Still impressed with them.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

The photos that John Davis had on display were absolutely beautiful! I plan on purchasing some of his work soon. I visited with John saturday, and he is a really nice person.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

The big wall piece downstairs with the Orion, horsehead, and witch nebulas was stunning. Perfect livingroom piece, though wife would have killed me had I come home with it.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

A big congrats to this Grand Opening!!!

Glad to see the pictures of the event - I was out of town and an ocean away :whistle:

Cheers :waytogo:

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