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mgimmey
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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4284978 - 01/01/11 03:01 PM

I started the Columbia Gorge Astronomers Club in 2000 when I was living near Stevenson Washington. At one point there were over 70 people on the e-mail list. There were no dues or fees to join, all you needed was just an interest in astronomy.

With the help of the Skamania County Parks and Recreation and the Goldendale Observatory, we held several star parties at Rock Creek Park in Stevenson and the Goldendale Observatory.

We also did a few meetings the the Discovery Center in The Dalles. Attendance at these events was very good.


I moved out of the area in 2003 and because of this, club activity stopped. I still get several e-mails a year asking about the Columbia Gorge Astronomers Club, and many times I have considered trying to start up the club again. However many factors keep me from doing this.

I would really like to see another Astronomy club started up in the Columbia Gorge area.

Mike Gimmey


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sleepy
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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: mgimmey]
      #4285066 - 01/01/11 03:38 PM

It would be great to get a hold of those people some how.
Its always been a privledge playing sidewalk astronomer and having folks see stuff they have never seen.

Let me know if there is something I can do to help.


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4301800 - 01/09/11 01:56 AM

Skies were somewhat ok on this end tonight.... carved through the Virgo group from my back patio.
Good times.


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4301843 - 01/09/11 03:10 AM

Still cloudy here.

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: square_peg]
      #4301850 - 01/09/11 03:43 AM

Looks like you have a possible session coming up according to csc......yay!

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4313355 - 01/14/11 02:10 AM

Hey!

Where is every body?


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4313396 - 01/14/11 03:39 AM

Hiding from the rain.

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: square_peg]
      #4335115 - 01/23/11 06:27 PM

Great evenings lately....even though the moon is up its nice to be able to see it.

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WOBentley
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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4335868 - 01/24/11 01:04 AM

STill cloudy here in PDX although it is supposed to clear up in a few days...unlikely though as new equipment has arrived

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: WOBentley]
      #4361851 - 02/03/11 10:32 PM

Great sessions out here these days.
Just love the chill in the air.

Hows it going with the rest of the local gang?


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #4362947 - 02/04/11 01:12 PM

2 good nights in PDX, but last night was cloudy

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: WOBentley]
      #4409210 - 02/24/11 08:25 PM

Whats goin on in the gorge ?

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #5298565 - 07/01/12 09:33 PM

OOOOOK, Long time no post.

We started a page on Facebook named the "Columbia Gorge Astronomy Buffs", feel free to drop in and us it as a means to share photos, posts, etc
Secondly
I'll be doing a small astronomy session at Memaloose St Park on July 14th, and August 18.
Lets hope for clear skies!


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BradleyB
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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #5298716 - 07/01/12 11:24 PM

If you could continue to post here also I'd appreciate it. I tend to stay away from Facebook.

Thanks,
Brad


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: BradleyB]
      #5299230 - 07/02/12 11:23 AM

Will do!

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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #5549945 - 12/02/12 08:57 AM

Just an update.
Our page on facebook was changed to "Columbia gorge amateur astronomers."
We got the honor of doing a bi weekly column in "The Dalles Chronicle" newspaper in Oregon.
Will be posting Star party events on FB page, and in the paper.


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #5553747 - 12/04/12 10:53 AM

Joe, I use Facebook at most as much as Brad does but I did see your note here.

I' d be willing to allow use of my property for a star party. It's a bit harder to find than the G/dale Observ. and more difficult access when found, but much better skies.


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group [Re: Spaced]
      #5554418 - 12/04/12 06:39 PM

Thank you so much Steve!
I'll be contacting you on that for sure!


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group new [Re: sleepy]
      #5874320 - 05/20/13 05:51 PM

Hey folks!
It's been a while and so I've decided to update the world.
Facebook page is still running, search "Columbia Gorge Amateur Astronomers".
We are planning to host a few star parties this summer in the region.
Will update soon


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Re: OR/WA Columbia Gorge Astronomy group [Re: sleepy]
      #5875740 - 05/21/13 12:20 PM

Wellll, Facebook is something I don't touch.

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