Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

General Astronomy >> Outreach

Pages: 1

Reged: 02/11/07

Loc: Nevada
Lassen Dark Sky Festival new
      #6016035 - 08/09/13 03:00 PM

Off to Lassen National Park for 3 nights of public outreach astronomy. Our club has about 10 families who will be camping together and doing outreach astronomy at Bumppass Hell parking area. Should be a great time. Hopefully the Perceids will be showing well by midnight Sunday.

The park is very helpful. They are giving us free reserved campground sites for three nights so we can stay today. They are also waving the entrance fee for the Astronomy Society of Nevada volunteers.. 3 of our group will camp at Bumppass Hell parking area with the scopes so we don't have to pack it all up each night.

I am bringing my TEC 140 on a DM6 and a D14 Webster dob. The dob will be a good size to keep the public on the ground.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  

Reged: 02/11/07

Loc: Nevada
Re: Lassen Dark Sky Festival new [Re: JMW]
      #6021686 - 08/12/13 09:21 PM

Had a great 3 nights. Turnout was large, Saturday night was the busiest. The seeing was quite nice at 8200 feet. Saturn looked quite steady when using higher magnifications. It was nice being able to show people stuff like the veil and north america nebula at a dark site. It was easy to pick even without a filter. After packing up the scopes about midnight Sunday, we put down some pads and spent the next 90 minutes enjoying a very nice Perseid show. I saw 1 to 4 per minute.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
James Ling

Reged: 09/18/10

Loc: Singapore
Re: Lassen Dark Sky Festival [Re: JMW]
      #6024303 - 08/14/13 12:39 AM

Hi Jef....

Nice to hear you have 3 great nights....

And at 8200 feet, wow....must be very cold.....

Also you are able to see 1 to 4 meteors per minute ....
whereas over here in our region....very very much lesser, an hour for just one...


James Ling

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1

Extra information
1 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  nitegeezer, tecmage 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 734

Jump to

CN Forums Home

Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics