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zeldaboy101
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Black Forest Star Party 2013
      #5815326 - 04/22/13 01:58 PM

Registration for the BFSP has opened:
http://www.bfsp.org/starparty/Registration2013.pdf

I should be there if the weather is decent.


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Cotts
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5815816 - 04/22/13 05:40 PM

Excellent news but what are the dates?
Dave


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Dave Mitsky
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5816521 - 04/22/13 10:53 PM

September 6-8

http://www.bfsp.org/starparty/index.cfm?CFID=189869&CFTOKEN=77475440

Dave Mitsky


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peleuba
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5832751 - 04/30/13 04:55 PM

Quote:

September 6-8

http://www.bfsp.org/starparty/index.cfm?CFID=189869&CFTOKEN=77475440

Dave Mitsky




Sent my registration in earlier today. Will be going up for 8 days.


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zeldaboy101
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: peleuba]
      #5849654 - 05/09/13 09:47 AM

Looks like they updated the website and gave it a complete overhaul. Only 442 registrations left!
http://bfsp.org/


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Undermidnight
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5878265 - 05/22/13 02:52 PM

Yup, will be sending in my registration in the next couple of days. I will be up there for about 5 days.

jason


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Eagle923
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5878395 - 05/22/13 03:37 PM

Just mailed my registration in. Hopefully we'll get a few from the Columbus Astronomy Society. We had a good time last year as a larger group!

Anthony


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zeldaboy101
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Eagle923]
      #5888476 - 05/28/13 08:08 AM

They changed the link to the registration form:
http://bfsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Registration2013.pdf

428 spots left! Just over 3 months to go...


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Undermidnight
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5893920 - 05/31/13 10:07 AM

Registration mailed..

Jason


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star drop
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #5949913 - 07/01/13 03:36 PM

Has anyone received an email confirmation?

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zeldaboy101
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: star drop]
      #5950427 - 07/01/13 09:57 PM

My check was cashed a couple days ago. Still no email.

Last twitter update was June 6th...
https://twitter.com/bfsp2013


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auriga
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: star drop]
      #5952401 - 07/03/13 01:31 AM

Quote:

Has anyone received an email confirmation?




My check from mid June was cashed yesterday so hopefully I will get a confirmation soon.
Bill


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Rich_W
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: auriga]
      #5953266 - 07/03/13 02:36 PM

I received an email confirmation a few weeks ago. I don't remember exactly, but I think it was maybe 3 weeks or so after I mailed the registration.

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Brett Carlson
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Rich_W]
      #5953787 - 07/03/13 08:46 PM

I just sent in my registration form yesterday! Hope the weathr is nice!

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Cotts
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5972076 - 07/15/13 11:35 AM

A few questions:

1. Do they run electricity lines for the participants? (I have sleep apnea and must use a CPAP machine while sleeping.) Of course I need electricity for my scopes too....

2. Food service: Breakfast Lunch and dinner? What days are they there? (i.e. if I arrive Wednesday will there be food?)

2a. Can one arrive early?

Thanks,

Dave


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star drop
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5972113 - 07/15/13 12:01 PM

There is always someone arriving early. For each day before and after the star party all you have to do is to pay a nominal fee ($11 or $13? - I can't remember) for camping privileges on the observing field. If you get there early you should have no problems hooking up to the "electrical cord octopi" (permanent electrical outlets located strategically around the field). Bring your own heavy gauge octopi arms. Food was available for the Cherry Springs Star Party held this past June for a good part of the day and night (perhaps around the clock?). However the food vendor was lamenting on the fact that he/she was not making a profit. So it might be wise to bring ones' own provisions just in case.

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George N
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5976041 - 07/17/13 01:50 PM

Quote:

A few questions:

1. Do they run electricity lines for the participants? (I have sleep apnea and must use a CPAP machine while sleeping.) Of course I need electricity for my scopes too....

2. Food service: Breakfast Lunch and dinner? What days are they there? (i.e. if I arrive Wednesday will there be food?)

2a. Can one arrive early?

Thanks,

Dave




Dave ( & Ted), camping is now $13/night for nights other than star parties. Many people arrive early, some days early. It's a good idea if you want a great spot. You pay by filling out an envelope near the bathroom, and dropping it (and your money) into the green tube. They do check! Again, this is only for non-star party nights.

There's no food vendor except during the star party, and it's pretty basic "burgers & such". They do all 3 meals and are open all night, but Ted is right, they did not seem to have a lot of business, so I hope we don't lose them in future years. There is drinkable water. I always bring supplementary food, like a pre-made salad, breakfast cereal and milk, etc, and do a meal or two at a local restaurant. The nearest restaurants are about 20 minutes one-way. Yes it's safe to leave your stuff on the field, but I'd not leave out eyepieces, etc.

There are showers at Lyman Run State Park, about 20 minutes away.

AC power: there are plenty of hookups, but you need your own power cords to plug in.

WiFi-> doesn't work really well. Cell phone service: spotty at best. The only coverage I have is with the phone built into my Chevy Silverado.

White lights, especially headlights-> turn um on and you die!

...except in an emergency of course.

There will be plenty of friendly folks on the field to help out a new person.


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Brett Carlson
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: George N]
      #5976348 - 07/17/13 04:43 PM

I sent in my check sometime in the first week of July...Received my E-mail confirmation 2 days ago.

I use a CPAP machine too Dave....I'll be bringing in extra power cords!


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Cotts
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Brett Carlson]
      #5979527 - 07/19/13 10:17 AM

Looks like I can't come. A family function has reared its ugly head.....

Dave


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zeldaboy101
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Re: Black Forest Star Party 2013 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5987868 - 07/24/13 01:56 PM

Less than 6 weeks to go and 243 registrations are still available. I'm a little surprised it's not more full, I thought it usually sold out a couple weeks in advance.

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