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cliff mygatt
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/27/09

Loc: Kitsap County, WA
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: square_peg]
      #5476590 - 10/18/12 09:31 AM

Thanks for the update, Tom. It would be nice to know what the future holds for Table.

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Jack Day
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Reged: 03/04/05

Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #5511901 - 11/09/12 03:53 PM

Hi All,

New info about TMSP was posted today on the TMSPA.com website.. And a few post fire pictures of the site as well. Go take a look!


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Stacy
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Reged: 09/15/02

Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: Jack Day]
      #5512028 - 11/09/12 05:34 PM

Yes, in a few years from now, while evidence of the fire will still be prominent, much of the beauty of the area will be intact.

Thanks for the report!


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DarkSkys
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Reged: 10/11/10

Loc: In the dark desert of Eastern ...
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: Stacy]
      #5513238 - 11/10/12 02:04 PM

Hmmmm. Mabey this will workout well in the end, if they can find a site that just as nice, but darker?

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cliff mygatt
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/27/09

Loc: Kitsap County, WA
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: DarkSkys]
      #5513723 - 11/10/12 09:36 PM

Thanks Jack for posting the info, the site looks OK and I agee with the decision of the board, let it recover, we can always go somewhere else for a few years.

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svtdoug
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Reged: 02/07/11

Loc: Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #5525285 - 11/17/12 11:30 PM

I find the report encouraging that the main telescope field and north trees survived the fire. I hope the TMSP board hasn't acted hastily by already abandoning TM next year. If the site, for the most part escaped the flames, not sure why they have given up on TM? I love the site. To me it beats OSP's site. Yes, skies are darker at OSP, but I really miss the beauty of TM, when at OSP - unless you love looking at rocks! I also like the fact that the main telescope field is pretty much contiguous, while OSP is segmented all over the place.

I hope they keep TM as an option for 2013 when evaluating other alternative.

Just my $.02

Doug


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Stacy
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Reged: 09/15/02

Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5526225 - 11/18/12 02:15 PM

I think it's mainly a saftey thing. Damaged trees can fall without notice. Along the roads and/or the site itself.

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cliff mygatt
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/27/09

Loc: Kitsap County, WA
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington [Re: Stacy]
      #5528981 - 11/19/12 10:27 PM

I think the forest service wants to let the area "rest and recover" for a while before allowing use! TMSPA would be happy to use the site if allowed!

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Jack Day
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Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #5704172 - 02/27/13 08:06 PM

New information posted regarding TMSP for 2013 posted on the TMSPA.com site today!

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groz
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 03/14/07

Loc: Campbell River, BC
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: Jack Day]
      #5717584 - 03/07/13 12:36 AM

It's just down the road from the mt kobau star party going at the same time. The skies at kobau have always been far superior to what we saw at table mountain. We will be on mt kobau for that event. We may drive down one day from kobau just to check out the location.

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Bill Weir
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Reged: 06/01/04

Loc: Metchosin (Victoria), Canada
Re: Table Mountain Star Party, Washington new [Re: groz]
      #5737941 - 03/17/13 02:30 AM

So that's this place? http://www.edenvalleyranch.net Looks like a reasonable location. I wish you well with it until you're let back to the old site.

Bill


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