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Skylook123
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4874609 - 10/22/11 03:37 PM

We've got the final night of a three night string of public events to support down here. Two elementary school star parties, and tonight's Catalina State Park evening under the stars. It's been a great string of weather, since I did three last week as well. And a couple more next week. I'll be glad when the first round of school events for the new school year are done!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Skylook123]
      #4874781 - 10/22/11 06:14 PM

I'm packed, about to leave. Will get something to eat in town and come on out and scare some snakes before dark.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #4875247 - 10/23/11 02:02 AM

Thanks for the snacks! Thanks to John for the entertainment. It was a good night for sure.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #4875674 - 10/23/11 11:00 AM

So did John bring out his 8" refractor?

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4875752 - 10/23/11 12:05 PM

Yes, but I yield to Ron to relate the experience.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4878215 - 10/24/11 06:49 PM

Beautiful night out there! I also went to Bryan's Telescope Ranch in downtown Wickenburg. It's a tiny little store with square footage scarcely larger than the mats some of the telescopes at the star party were on, but there was a lot of nice vintage telescopes. I bought Steve Coe's new book while I was there, too. Next month, you all ought to check out this store! You might find an eyepiece or something for your scope.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #4888714 - 10/30/11 02:43 PM

When is the November star party?

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4889278 - 10/30/11 08:33 PM

Kevin,
The next Wickenburg Public Star Party is November 19. We'll have a waning moon at 39.6% illumination, rising at 12:46 on the 20th. Thanksgiving is 11/24, so we're on the Saturday preceeding Turkey Day. FYI, 11/26 (Saturday following) the moon is waxing at 3.7% illumination, setting at 7:00 PM local time.

Come on out, and look for a midmorning conditions report on 11/19
Clear, Dark, and Steady,


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4889731 - 10/31/11 03:52 AM

Ill be out there, Brian is also doing to grand opening for his store the following Saturday after Thanksgiving. We will have the solar scopes out all day, I also understand that is the Wickenburg Gem & Mineral show.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4895432 - 11/03/11 10:32 AM

I know this monthly get together is labeled as a "public star party" but it seems as if we only get a small handful of people out there from the public. I believe this mainly has to do with the drive out there as most people usually don't feel comfortable driving into the desert around sun down.

I believe their should actually be two star parties monthly. The first should be held on a Saturday when the moon is up, it could be held more in town like one of the parks. I know the skies are not as dark but the point is to reach the public and educate them on astronomy. This event could be advertized and would probably get a larger turn out. At this event you can also pitch our dark sky star party held out at Sofie's Flat. If they are interested enough they can come join us and see larger scopes and darker skies.

The darkest weekend of the should be reserved for our monthly dark sky star party. If there are people from the public who are interested incoming to this special event we can tell them the rules of it, arrive before sun down and bring a red flash light as it is more of a star party.

This has just been some thought but if the whole point of this event is for public outreach we probably need to have something more public friendly and closer to town on another weekend.

Any thoughts?


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4895592 - 11/03/11 12:19 PM

Not a bad idea. I would not be able to make too many of them but Wickenburg is dark enough that your brighter objects still come through pretty darn good.

Is there a good spot in town, no parking lot lights, good parking access and no quads stirring things up?


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4897919 - 11/04/11 07:26 PM

Kevin,
I'd like to talk to you about this idea. Will you be at the Nov. 19 star party? The issue has many facets, and trying to present them here would be very lengthy.
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4898015 - 11/04/11 08:46 PM

Im planning on being there. Its my sisters birthday but she will be away at a conference.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4902635 - 11/07/11 01:02 PM

I'll be trying to get there.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4914960 - 11/14/11 06:16 AM

Just a reminder, the Wickenburg Public Star Party will be on Saturday, November 19. Luna does not rise until 1:50 AM local time. Look for a conditions update midmorning Saturday.
See you there!


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4917012 - 11/15/11 10:47 AM

Looking forward to it if the weather cooperates.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4917305 - 11/15/11 01:56 PM

Im planning on being there if the weathers good. If not I'll ne there next weekend for Brian's store grand opening.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4924223 - 11/19/11 12:01 PM

To go out there or not to go out there? That is the question. These high clouds come and go and make it difficult to make a decision.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4924260 - 11/19/11 12:26 PM

Ill be there either way.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4924291 - 11/19/11 12:42 PM

Here comes the mid-morning report: Cloud cover is currently ~90%. Air Temp 68F Wind is 5-10 Kts from the NW.
Looking at NOAA and CSC for Morristown, Burro Creek, and Lake Pleasant, it's a ****shoot. I'll be there looking for clear skies!


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