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All Arizona Star Party 10/12-10/14 2007

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#1 rboe

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:08 PM

Looky here.

Make your plans, warm your pizza, make sure your new eye pieces are pre-ordered and well tested BEFORE the big weekend.

And bring a camera. :whee:

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:53 PM

Afraid Jim from Oregon would beat you to posting it, Ron? :poke: (Just teasing you too, Jim. :flower:)

Here's a link to the main website, too. All Arizona Star Party

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:07 PM

I'm in! :woohoo:

Start chillin' the pizza...

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:52 AM

I'm in! :woohoo:

Start chillin' the pizza...


Yep, it ought to be completely indistinguishable from the cardboard by October...

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:04 AM

:ohmy:

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:38 AM

And we could use them to could build a colorful, edible wind screen (unless Scott brings the prayer flags).

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:49 AM

He did not bring prayer flags last weekend and left like a bat out of hell. What's up with that?

We had too much food, not enough seeing and barely enough water. I'm going to travel a bit lighter and toying with the idea of renting an RV. Maybe do two nights.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:43 PM

Ate what I could at AAMM 07. Who'd'a thought free food would have so little appeal? :smirk:

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:14 PM

I was not real impressed with the pizza - then again, we usually order it with onions and mushrooms. :shrug:

I would really like to have a rebuilt scope for the fall. The beast is getting heavy.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:35 PM

Ate what I could at AAMM 07. Who'd'a thought free food would have so little appeal? :smirk:


I had a slice of pizza. The pepperoni slices were certainly round, and cheese was a delightful shade of yellow. :drool:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:35 PM

I regret not eating any of the raspberry loaf that Tom brought. Ron's pizza was closer! :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:21 PM

Afraid Jim from Oregon would beat you to posting it, Ron? :poke: (Just teasing you too, Jim. :flower:)


I'm only an early posting bird for winter Arizona star parties. :grin:

Actually there is a good chance I might be back again next March- should I start the All Arizona Messier Marathon 2008 discussion group? Naaa, we'll let the good vibes from this year become pleasant memories first. ;)

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:39 PM

Winter!? :bigshock: It was 102 degrees that afternoon and you called that winter?!

Now the up coming shindig, being in October, should see us out of the 100's and into the 80-90's.

Cross your fingers.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:44 PM

Winter!? :bigshock: It was 102 degrees that afternoon and you called that winter?!

:cool: it was a bit disorienting.... :lol:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:36 PM

Winter!? :bigshock: It was 102 degrees that afternoon and you called that winter?!

:cool: it was a bit disorienting.... :lol:


One way of putting it...

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:39 PM

Golly, I called it "Seasonally Comfortable". :crazyeyes:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:02 PM

After August I'll agree with you.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:00 AM

Gratuitous Bump---100 days to AASP 2007. Celebrate the end of the Monsoon and return of open skies.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:50 AM

Shouldn't we wait to see if there'll be a monsoon, before celebrating its end? ;)

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:51 AM

You can have ours... :p

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:21 AM

Shouldn't we wait to see if there'll be a monsoon, before celebrating its end? ;)


According to channel 12/azcentral.com, the dreaded afternoon thunderstorms will begin this weekend. At least here in the Valley.

If last year was anything to go by, I might as well pack up the scope until mid/late August. I'm tentavely planning a dark-sky trip next weekend (7/14), but will have to play it by ear based on the forecast.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:20 AM

Shouldn't we wait to see if there'll be a monsoon, before celebrating its end? ;)


Well, I, for one, could do without a monsoon but the life cycle needs it so I'll just have to assume one will happen. Plus I really love the desert when it gets a little moisture. A bit too brown this time of year.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:20 AM

According to channel 12/azcentral.com, the dreaded afternoon thunderstorms will begin this weekend.


Dreaded? I've lived too long in the desert to look at it that way. So long as the clouds bring rain, I can forgive them. All of nature in the desert comes to life when it rains, and it's a beautiful thing. :grin:

Okay, it brings mosquitoes, too, which I could live without. :smirk:

I actually get a fair amount of observing - especially of the Moon - done in the summer thunderstorm season. The debris clouds often break up (or clear out completely) in the very early morning hours. When this happens, the viewing conditions can be unusually steady. All I need to do this is an alarm clock, coffee, and certain amount (okay, okay, a tremendous amount) of will power. ;)

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:22 AM

Moon? That nuissance of a night light?

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:48 AM

Well, IMHO, it's very snooty and nasty of Arizonans to exclude others from their star party. :mad:


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