My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Am I over thinking this. Maybe people don't want to be engaged. Maybe they pay their yearly dues simply so they can have access to the dark site and a few meetings here and there.Any suggestions? Jim
Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
18" f/4.6, 8" f/6, 130mm f/6.3, 15x70 26mm, 13mm, 3-6mm; 2" 1.6x Barlow, Binoviewers with Plossls
C9.25 TV-101 QHY9C G11 Gemini NHAS my astrophotography
JMI 18" f4.5 Newtonian, split ring mount 10" f4.5 Newtonian on GEM (was a DS-10 once upon a time) ST-2000XM camera
Jeff Huston Obsession 30" f/5 (#102) Obsession 18" f/4.5 (#264) Celestron C9.25 f/10 Losmandy GM8 Cave 8" f/6 Newt Orion 80 and 120mm f/5 achro Coronado PST Vixen Polaris
Quote:Of course, if you're a 501(c)(3)... making sure you do all this within the interpretation of an educational organization. Some lose sight of what a non-profit educational organization is all about (we have a small faction within our own club, who'd be content to have nothing to do with the public). That said, there's no reason why folks can't have fun in a club, focused solely on their own needs.
Quote:My astronomy club does a great deal of public outreach and I think we're all very happy and very proud of how many people in the community we share the night sky & Sun with. However we kind of abandon our club members. Sure we tell them when our members only dark weekends\dark sites are, and sure we have meetings and speakers and whatnot, but I'm trying to come up with some ways to engage our members the same way we engage the public. I was thinking of trying to do an eyepiece shootout or something like that, but I've often joked that one shouldn't look into a more expensive eyepiece unless they are willing to buy one. I thought about a show off your DIY skills\scope modifications. I don't know...I don't have a lot of ideas beyond drive an hour out of town during a dark weekend and look at the sky. Am I over thinking this. Maybe people don't want to be engaged. Maybe they pay their yearly dues simply so they can have access to the dark site and a few meetings here and there. Any suggestions? Jim
Ted Blank Hampton Beach, NH: ----------------- Celestron C8 XLT 2000/10 WO ZS 80ED 545/6.8 ES 127 952/7.5 (at Granite Gap) Starmaster 18" f/4.5 (at Granite Gap) iOptron 150mm Mak-Cass 1800/12 Orion XT8i 1200/4.5 Lunt LS60Ha CGEM iOptron Minitower Vixen Portamount II Orion ST80's and ST120's for occultation work Bunch of EPs Stardust observing chair
I have more money than brains. And I haven't got that much money.WB4RJK
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