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Field of Dreams SP in New Mexico June 28,29

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#1 jeveni

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:48 PM

Hello All,

 

Here we are again with another attempt at the Field of Dreams Star Party! The Field of Dreams is located in Pie Town New Mexico right on the continental divide at elevation 7800ft.20180726_174334 (1).jpg

Date: June 28, 29

Location: Top of the World Pie 3 miles west of Pie Town, NM

 

* Bortle 1 dark sky.

* Crystal clear transparency.

* Seeing often 1- 2 arcsec.

* Knock down bright Milky Way! 

* Naked eye Messier

 

 

So June is the most perfect time for this event. Day time temps will be running in the 80s with evening dipping into the 60s. We have what is truly the darkest sky in the continent!

 

The Star party is located in a large observing field surrounded by Juniper and Pinion pine that is great for camping under, and just staying cool in the midday sun.

 

*  General Store right down the road.

*  Bathroom facility on the site with running water, flush toilet, warm room, etc.

*  Access to wireless internet

*  Water

*  Some electrical outlets available 

 

 

Excellent day trips!

 

The location is only 40 miles from the Very Large Array Telescope near Magdalena where the Magdalena Astronomical Society under direction of John Briggs host the Astronomical Lyceum.

 

https://www.topoftheworldland.com/

 

http://skypionline.com/

 

https://public.nrao....ry-large-array/

 

https://www.cloudyni...ena-new-mexico/

 

http://enchantedskie...essp/index.html

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:11 AM

Hello,

Do you have a link to a registration page?

looks like a great place!



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:21 PM

Hi Paul,

 

Registration is $15 at the entrance and we ask that you confirm your plans to come by sending a PM to me.

 

Thanks for getting back!



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:51 PM

Will it be possible to stay on site for a longer time?   It would be a very long way to drive for only two days.   I would like to be able to stay for about a week.

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

Hi John,

 

The owner is willing to allow in Thursday and out by Tuesday morning.

 

Cheers 




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