Texas Star Party April 19-26, 2009
Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:56 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:04 AM
One bit of advice for stoepke is spend as much time as you can at TSP. People who only attend a couple of nights are often disappointed as those always seem to be the two crummy days those who stay all week gripe about at the end, but not minding as the other 4 ir 5 nights were clear and dark.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:16 AM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:04 PM
Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:19 AM
It is worth noting that the state park has a similar wash going through it that takes the brunt of water and does a very good job of flash flood control.
After a heavy rain, all of the fields dry out pretty quickly, also. The geology there is extremely porous and so water goes to ground in short order.
Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:55 PM
Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:40 PM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:17 PM
Your assessment regarding tent camping is usually true (starts getting warm between 9 and 10 am). It might not be so bad this year since it is earlier in the year. In any case, though I prefer the bunkhouses.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:37 PM
Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:47 PM
I hope I'll be there in 2010....
Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:38 PM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:45 PM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:53 PM
Or maybe they haven't gotten to the H's yet...
Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:15 PM
They said everyone will be notified by February 4th. I think it's about the housing, not the number of applicants. 586 attended last year and I just can't believe over 700 applied for the drawing. They just haven't gotten to the H's yet...
Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:02 PM
Anyone with an RV site #33-42 that would be willing to trade with me? I have #18 and would like to be closer to some friends.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:06 PM
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:17 PM
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:27 PM
I'll be there. Just go my notice and I get to play TSP EMT again. Save Ed and I a spot. We'll be getting in on Tuesday.
Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:36 AM
Tell Ed I liked his couch potato telescope so much I built one, too!
Looking forward to it. Did you get your slippage problem fixed with the Dob?
Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:45 PM
Tightened the alt spring and had to add a counterweight. Works well now. Did you get your ServoCAT belt drive fixed? What size "Couch Potato" scope did you build, I take it you're using the mini tower to drive it?