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#1 SeattleStarGazer

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

Hi all! Looking for forum members who are going to either the Table Mountain Star Party in Washington or the Oregon Star Party? Unfortunately both are at the same time this year so I have to pick one. :-\

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#2 gravitino

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:32 PM

I'm going to OSP this year; time to try the 22" under some real dark skies! I'll be giving a talk; my wife (the new president of the Adler Planetarium) is also going and will be giving a talk there. :-)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

Great! What are the subjects of the talks?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

You might check out a couple of threads Here that are frequented by NW Washington members.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

I am headed to table this year and I am giving a talk on astronomical note taking!

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

OSP has posted their speaker list and abstracts online, for those interested.

http://oregonstarpar...e/speakers.aspx

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

I'm going to OSP this year...I do need to make it to Table one year...also signed up for Golden State Star Party....which is almost Northwest!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

Cliff, Table open this year after the devasting fire?

#9 cliff mygatt

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

Yes Carol, but they have moved thier location to northern WA near Oroville on a working ranch called Eden Ranch, looks like a nice spot and not as hard to get to as Table can be. Here is the link: http://www.tmspa.com/

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

I'll be at Golden State and OSP.

I really like Table Mountain and attend any time I can, but when it's in conflict with OSP, I go to the latter. OSP has much better skies than the normal TMSP site (and more reliable weather).

This year, the temporary Table Mountain site should have better skies than the normal site. My only issue with it is that it's on private property with no early access. Since I like to set up for the entire week, including both weekends, it looks OSP is again my better option.

-Wade






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