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#1 Gone caving

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

We are very happy to announce the dates for this year's
Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo
being held November 16th and November 17th 2013. Being held at the Tucson Convention Center Tucson AZ.
More information to follow soon. :jump:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

How soon? :gve:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

Hmmmmmmm.....

This means I have about 10.5 months to save up some money for new toys !

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

You said it David. I could have spent some serious cash - if I had it. :p Still have this unknown repair bill hanging over my head. Once that is squared up I'm free to look ahead.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

This is great news. Now there is penty of time for the AZ Cabal to cook up evil plans!, er, develop some possiblities.

-Rich

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

ASAE 2012 was alot of fun, well worth the drive.

Looking forward to 2013 now, hoping for an equally good speaker roster and maybe another IDA co-meeting.

Glad to see the dates now for more lead time to plan side trips or sightseeing.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

And to start off our speaker slate. We are excited to bring to you one of the world's leading Astrophysicists
Dr Alexi Filippenko http://en.wikipedia....exei_Filippenko :jump:

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

This is very cool! I expect the location and the fact it is year 2 to make this an interesting event, indeed. If only I didn't have to sleep and could go to everything, stay up and observe, and just keep going all weekend.

-Rich

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

It's a full moon that weekend, so observing is probably not going to be quite the 'pull' as it might be otherwise. :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

Awww, I love listening to Dr. Filippenko on "The Universe" and "How the Universe Works". Had I had more teachers like him, I would have probably finished college.

OK Alan, I might have to try and pull this year off.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I'm very happy to announce that our second speaker will be Timothy Ferris.


http://www.timothyferris.com/ :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

I think I will just drive on down to Tucson and get a good seat for the talks. Ya'think it is toooo early??

See ya there;
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

Good seats go fast....

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

But there's always the floor... :grin:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Do you actually mean thet there is intelligent life in Tucson? Who woulda thunk that?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

This is when we show up. Other wise it's bit unclear. :whistle:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:01 AM

HEY! I kinda resemble those remarks :p

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Possibly Comet ISON will be putting on a nice show around then...

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

EXACTLY..................

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

Oooh - sidewalk astronomy in the parking lot! :waytogo:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

They did that last year. In the daylight. :poke:

Which begs the question; will they allow folks to linger in the dark hours?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Don't think it's very dark in the middle of town... :poke: but it is very light in the daytime... :lol:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

It's not quite as bad as you might think- the low humidity makes light pollution less effective. The bigger problem will be the moon.

However, this reminds me- what if we had a sort of "Vendor star party?"

-Rich

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:56 PM

...However, this reminds me- what if we had a sort of "Vendor star party?"

-Rich


That's what I was thinking. What better way to sell a scope than to let attendees try them out under the stars?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

That's it exactly- and the other part is a chance to use what came. I kind of have the feeling these events are just a burden on vendors, regardless of what the return it. It would be nice to do something they could really have fun with, too.

-Rich






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