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Starhawk
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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5524567 - 11/17/12 03:31 PM

Joe,

I asked a couple and they appeared quite happy. Sergei, Yuri's son, indicated they were quite surprised; they seemed to feel they had really good engagement with the user community at this conference. It's not a secret there's a veritable observatory field in this part of the country, so that may mean this is an inherently good spot to find the observers.

I have a suggestion which really conflicts with my nature- stride. Try and not do everything in one year if we have tours or such beforehand. So, if we get a list of items together, we can draw from it and do different things so people coming to ASAE for several years would have different experiences every year:

Near To Town

Old Tucson Studios
The Desert Museum
The International Wildlife Museum
Biosphere 2
Mount Lemmon Sky Center
University of Arizona Mirror Lab
Pima Air and Space Museum
Davis Monthan Boneyards
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Colossal Cave

Out of Town

Kitt Peak National Observatory
Whipple Observatory/ MMT
Titan Missile Museum
Chiricahua National Monument
Cochise Stronghold
Portal/ Jack Newton Sky Village

Some of these clearly are all-day events, while others are nearby, so there isn't a big time commitment. Likewise with some being obviously related to astronomy and others being quite diverse.

Thoughts?

-Rich


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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: rboe]
      #5524651 - 11/17/12 04:33 PM

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If you need to rent a car anyway, fly into Phoenix and Tucson is only 80-90 minute ride south from the airport. An option anyway.



That's what I wanted to do...wife nixed it.
Clears,


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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Shneor]
      #5525019 - 11/17/12 08:14 PM



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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5525085 - 11/17/12 09:01 PM

One thing to take in consideration, when planning next years ASAE. This weekend is the El Tour De Tucson bicycle race. With several thousand riders, this could be a traffic problem. Last year over nine thousand cyclist entered the all day race.

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Vince Tramazzo]
      #5525231 - 11/17/12 10:29 PM

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One thing to take in consideration, when planning next years ASAE. This weekend is the El Tour De Tucson bicycle race. With several thousand riders, this could be a traffic problem. Last year over nine thousand cyclist entered the all day race.




Any idea if El Tour has a date set for next year? Alan would probably want to take that into account.
With the relative dearth of hotels in the TCC area, driving is an issue.


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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5525284 - 11/17/12 11:29 PM

What if we just set up an ASAE CN Cabal? We could secretly meet and plan things...things the wider world will only become aware of when it's too late!

-Rich


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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5525305 - 11/17/12 11:47 PM

As far as I know, It's the weekend before Thanksgiving.

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Vince Tramazzo]
      #5525994 - 11/18/12 12:07 PM

So, 23-24Nov would probably not be a good scheduling idea.

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5526125 - 11/18/12 01:13 PM

Ummm, right.

At the moment it's been cloudy much of November and I'm trying to remember if this is typical this time of year. My impression is it often is. I'm wondering about the probability of good skies- it seems to drop as the month goes on.

So, early November would appear to be more ideal.

-Rich


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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5526127 - 11/18/12 01:14 PM

I have seen Kartchner Caverns and really enjoyed them. Someone mentioned sidewalk astronomy in the parking lot there? Great Arizona treasure!

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5603288 - 01/03/13 04:00 PM

Dates have been posted November 16th and 17th 2013

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Gone caving]
      #5655029 - 01/31/13 08:36 PM

I've put it on my calendar - that means it's carved in stone .

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: WaterMaster]
      #5715100 - 03/05/13 06:54 PM

In a way, I feel like the dates will take some pressure off the event. I'm not sure what to do about observing, though. Two weeks is pretty long to ask people to hang out for the conference and to see a new moon.

-Rich


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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: TOM O]
      #5939620 - 06/25/13 12:06 PM

Quote:

I have seen Kartchner Caverns and really enjoyed them. Someone mentioned sidewalk astronomy in the parking lot there? Great Arizona treasure!




+1 on Kartchner It's my favorite place in AZ after the big ditch! And it's close to Tucson.









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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Kevdog]
      #5953288 - 07/03/13 02:49 PM

+2 on Kartchner Caverns. It's on my destination list when I am in the Tucson area (I have been there once before).

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Re: ASAE- Looking Ahead to 2013 new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5978090 - 07/18/13 03:01 PM

Contact local schools and offer exhibits that show off projects pertaining to science and technology or specifically Astronomy. Get a 3 member panel of judges to judge the projects (grouped by grade level) and award the winners with a telescope.

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