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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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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

How many are coming? This would be an excellent stop along the way to the Grand Canyon for vacation July 4th week. We are coming from Oklahoma. We will be bringing a tent and Orion XX14GG if anyone in attendance wants to have a view to see what they think. I defiantly enjoy asking for views in other scopes to see what differences they offer if that is alright. 

 

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:07 PM

Hi just curious is there a place close by to get food
And coffee??
Thanks

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:23 AM

Hi Paul,

 

The Star Party is really a start up and we are hoping to build on it. Directly adjacent to the field is our neighbor Jim who is installing his new 40" Dob in July. Too bad it didn't make it for this one. 

 

I will have my 18" Telekit down there and 110 binos.

 

Inanswer to your question, There is a general store that is at the entrance to the subdivision that has food and coffee. I will have a pot going in the warm room as much as I can maintain it. The closest reseraunts are in Datyl to the east (22mi) and Quemado to the west (20mi). The only thing wrong with the store is the prices, but when you're hungry, you're hungry. Most folks stop in Socorro at the Walmart.



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 02:33 PM

Hi just curious is there a place close by to get food
And coffee??
Thanks

jeveni...

 

you answered this question (above), as if the OP was asking for a "store"...

I am thinking he might be asking about a restaurant....  

And, of course, the answer is very different.

 

Me... I am a fan of the "Pie Town Cafe", every chance i get.  And of course, Pie !!!


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 04:10 PM

Ahhhhh, yes,

 

Well I'm a fan of the Pioneer. Kathy and Stan, the owners are friends of ours and Kathy makes a mean pie!


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:23 PM

Star Party Cancelled

 

Due to forecast weather conditions this weekend we have no choice but to cancel the star party scheduled go the 28th and 29th.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:59 PM

hopefully you can reschedule



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 12:53 AM

Yeah, its going to be hard for the rest of the summer. Seems monsoon is starting 2weeks early..

We'll be doing it in October as an extension of the Enchanted Skies SP.




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