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Jason H.
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Reged: 11/23/07

Loc: Central Florida
Big Week for Florida Astronomy new
      #5658164 - 02/02/13 01:32 PM

Although probably only one of these is still open to the public
Feb. 2, 2013 Harmony Dark Sky Festival - FREE -Thousands of people come to participate, including amateurs with telescopes for the public to view through.

we also have going on this week:

Feb 4-8, 2013 - Cedar Key Star Party 2013

Feb. 4-10, 2013 Winter Star Party of Southern Cross Astronomical Society PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

Feb 6, 2013 Stargazing Hayride Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, during the mid-point of Cedar Key Star Party, Wednesday, February 6, 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a ranger and astronomer guided hayride through Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve for a nighttime glimpse of this natural area, including binocular stargazing and interpretation. There will be two hayrides, one at 6:45 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited. This event is free. The hayrides will depart from the Cedar Key Scrub picnic area on SR 24, five miles east of Cedar Key. This event may be rescheduled for Thursday, February 7 in case of inclement weather.

Feb 6-10, 2013 The Orange Blossom Special XIX International Star Party (OBS) hosted by the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, open to members and non-members, register by Jan. 9. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY.


I'll be at Harmony Dark Sky Festival tonight doing outreach.

Clear skies and good seeing! Jason W. Higley


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Jason H.
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Reged: 11/23/07

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Re: Big Week for Florida Astronomy new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5660693 - 02/03/13 08:46 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Brevard Astronomical Society was there.

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Jason H.
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Reged: 11/23/07

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Re: Big Week for Florida Astronomy new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5660695 - 02/03/13 08:46 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Melbourne was there too.

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Jason H.
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Reged: 11/23/07

Loc: Central Florida
Re: Big Week for Florida Astronomy new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5660698 - 02/03/13 08:47 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

Another angle.

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Jason H.
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      #5660699 - 02/03/13 08:48 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

I was there too (not affiliated with any clubs or societies), that's my white Criterion RV-8 up front and un-attended.

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Jason H.
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Reged: 11/23/07

Loc: Central Florida
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      #5660706 - 02/03/13 08:49 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

A stage that was near me. The worst thing was the temporary parking lights they set up in a distant field, those things must have been 1 jillion candle power! (really wrecking the sky pretty badly!) Otherwise I had long lines all night.

I had looked up before hand that Jupiter's GRS was coming around and would be crossing the meridian later on, so I had told some people, and they actually came back later, one guy after seeing that Jupiter's GRS was actually there was very surprised that I was telling him the truth and said so

I was very happy to see the pleasant responses and thanks, makes it worthwhile.

Jason W. Higley


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fuzzystuff4ever
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Reged: 11/26/12

Loc: Micco, FL
Re: Big Week for Florida Astronomy new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5661256 - 02/04/13 08:11 AM

Jason;

Nice pictures. That's my big white refractor in the background to the right of your Criterion. I heard there were between 7000 and 7500 people there. I had maybe 1-2 min. all night long when there wasn't someone looking through the scope. Only managed to get 4 objects (Jupiter, M42, NGC457 and M45), but the customers were very happy.

Brian Icaza
BAS


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James Ling
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Reged: 09/18/10

Loc: Singapore
Re: Big Week for Florida Astronomy [Re: fuzzystuff4ever]
      #5669705 - 02/08/13 08:13 PM

Hi Jason and Brian Icaza...

Looks like is not just a big week, but successful and attended by over 7000 peoples for this Florida Astronomy....

Great to see such major events, in the beginning of the year, with another one coming from Tucson, in one weeks time.....

REgards

James Ling


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