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Oregon Star Party - July 21-26, 2020

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#1 audioaficionado

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:48 PM

Oregon Star Party July 21-26, 2020

 

Excellent dark skies – central Oregon – 5000 feet at Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest.

Registration should open mid-April. You don't want to miss early registration as the price doubles after that.

 

http://oregonstarparty.org/

https://www.facebook...39843939362143/

 

Hopefully we have a mostly smoke free event since it's in July.


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#2 RedshiftRob

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:45 PM

I put in for the vacation time the week I got back from this years OSP.. Looking forward to another great one..

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:21 PM

Yep, I have to have my vacation times submitted by this December 15th or lose my seniority. It's first come, first serve after that.



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 11:44 AM

Does anyone know why they went with the July date instead of August? Is it because there's less chance of wildfires?

 

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#5 WadeH237

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 12:30 PM

Yup.

 

The change in dates is to try and avoid smoke.  Historically, they've chosen the August new moon to get some extra hours of darkness.  The forest fire situation has been so bad in the last few years, though, that smoke has been pervasive most of the last few years (more than a few years, actually).

 

This year was also pretty early, since the new moon fell at the beginning and the end of the month.  They went with the earlier new moon to avoid having the star party end on Labor Day weekend.  Probably not by coincidence, this was one of the better years for weather.  Hopefully this new scheduling will work out.  When the OSP sky is both dark and with high transparency, it is simply amazing.


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