If you are interested in attending the 2019 Eastern Iowa Star Party.... Sept 27-29 at the Menke Observatory in Dixon, Iowa... but have not yet sent registration information or payment yet, we only have a handful of spots yet available, so act now!
Registrations received or post marked after Saturday, September 21st will need to include a $15.00 per registrant late application fee! This does not guarantee that we will have room for you! If we receive payment, and spaces are filled and we cant accommodate you, you will receive a full refund.
If you intend on attending, please IM me with the below information when you mail payment.
Type of astronomy (Visual, AP, EAA):
$20 Per Registrant - $
$10 AC power to plot - $
$10 each two for $15 Extra raffle tickets - $
$15 Late fee if after 9/21 - $
Observatory Relocation Donation - $
Total Due: $
• Please make checks payable to the Quad Cities Astronomical Society
• In the memo, write 2019 EISP
• Send your Eastern Iowa Star registration payment to:
Quad Cities Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 3706
A few things to note...
• It would be advisable to bring a laptop and a flash drive... I'll have some free software and data for you to use as part of a presentation
• If you are having electricity to your spot, it would be appreciated if you could bring a 25' or 50' or 100' power cable
Generally folks start arriving around 1pm on Friday... we direct them to their spot... they set up and we all chit chat until that evening. We generally have an announced 30 minute white light time around 11:30 PM for folks that don't do astronomy later than that and want to leave... we'll have midnight chili....
Saturday morning folks generally sleep in or arrive from leaving the previous night... some folks go into Dixon and have lunch at the Legion... about 1 pm we'll meet at the Assembly hall about a block away from the observatory... we'll do some door prize drawings... then have a guest speaker (Steve Kawaler, pictured)... do some more door prizes... another speaker (Me, not pictured for good reason )... more door prizes and then the raffle for the scope (pictured)... then head back to our gear and to dinner... again we have a white light time around 11:30... Check out is around 11 am Sunday... although we may be persuaded to go Sunday night too!