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#1 cliff mygatt

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

The Olympic Astronomical Society will be hosting our tenth annual Camp Delany star party from 11 to 14 April at Sunlakes State Park near Ephrata, WA. The cost is $55 for non-members and includes 8 meals, a bunk house with bed, common meeting area, bathrooms with hot showers and nice dark skies. Some of you have joined us in the past and are welcome again this year. The sign up form with more details is available on our website here.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Maybe this will be the year I actually make it, Cliff. Thanks for the notice!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I am in Tucson April 10-17. :(

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hope to see you there, Mike! Sorry we will miss you Jackie but you will have better weather in Tucson, I am sure.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Cliff, what is the expected probability of clear skies?
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#6 cliff mygatt

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

We have never been skunked at camp Delany but it is mid April!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Do you have a direct link for information on the website? I followed the link in the first post and it only had information for fall 2012.

Also, I would be interested in understanding more about the accommodations. I would have to choose between taking my truck or motorhome. If I use the truck, I would have to have a way to charge batteries during the day. If it's possible to set up near motorhome parking, I could get power from the motorhome.

Thanks for any information.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

Wade, sorry the website has not been updated but the information is the same. Your motorhome is welcome but it is dry camping. We do run power out to the scope field for telescope use and batteries can be charged in the meeting hall during the day. PM me and I will send along the sign up form.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

I finally got the sign up sheet to fit the upload size requirements and it is being added to our website here!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:28 AM

I sent off my registration this morning. I'm looking forward to this is my first star party of the year.

-Wade

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

You will have fun and enjoy the area. I look forward to meeting you, Wade! We do not send receipts but rest assured you have a spot.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

That sounds great. I am looking forward to it!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

There is still space but the RV slots are filling up! Sign up soon to assure a spot my friends!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

There is only one RV spot left but plenty of cabin space.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

All RV spots are taken but there are plenty of bunk house spaces left! Sign up early to assure a spot.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

there are plenty of bunk house spaces left!


Is this still true, Cliff?

#17 cliff mygatt

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

Mike, still true, plenty of bunkhouse space but NO RV space.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Good. I'll go through your link and register tonight. Thanks much.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

Are there driving directions available anywhere? I am familiar with Sun Lakes State Park, but not Camp Delaney specifically. Also, what time are folks arriving?

I'll be coming across highway 2 from the Seattle area on Thursday fairly early so that I have plenty of time to set up. I would like to make sure that someone is there to help make sure that I set up in the right place.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

Wade, if you PM me your email address, I will send along a map with directions. We ask that you not check in until after 1 PM on Thursday so we can get set up. See you there!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:38 AM

PM sent.

Thanks, Cliff!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

Directions sent!

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:19 PM

There is still cabin space at camp Delany but there is a $50 late fee after 3 April so if you show up, be prepared! The reason is to discourage late sign ups because we purchase the food for the numbers we have and if people show up late we have travel to get more food! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

I want to thank Cliff and the other OAS people who worked so hard to organize and run this terrific event! Thanks!

My impressions are on the Pac NW / Mt. St. Helens thread.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

We were glad to have you in attendance, Mike and look forward to see you in the fall.






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