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#1 cycleriders

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:01 PM

I'm new to the north Texas area and have not been able to locate an astronomy club based out of the Wichita Falls, TX area. I found one club but it appears to be DOA.

 

Is there anyone living fairly close that would be interested in getting together once in a while for a viewing session?

 

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:06 PM

The Okie-Tex Star Party might be in your future.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:05 AM

Here is a list that may be of help. You may want to aim your question at someone from those clubs.

 

Clear Sky Charts, Texas. (Note all of the clubs/societies).

 

Astrospheric chart for Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Light pollution map, Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Best of luck.

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:13 AM

The Okie-Tex party is fine for an annual event but too far away for casual observing.  And the club list Cali posted is one I've seen and researched.  That's where I found the Starlight Observers League of Wichita Falls but it is DOA.  I appreciate the help.  As time goes by, maybe someone from this area will see this post.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:16 PM

I live in Duncan Oklahoma bout 1 hr away 



#6 cycleriders

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:28 PM

Jsquared - our scopes are almost identical!  Do you attend any star parties in your area?

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:52 AM

Hello.  I live in Burkburnett and work in Wichita Falls.  I am still new (5 months experience) and trying to learn as much as I can.  Mostly I do backyard observing and have not ventured out with my scope other than Copper Breaks State Park which is about an hour away and considered a certified dark sky park.  Have you found any good observation places in Wichita Falls yet?



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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:11 AM

Jsquared - our scopes are almost identical! Do you attend any star parties in your area?
--Lee


I joined the OKC astronomy club and will go this sat if clear. Would love to hear from you PM me.

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 02:17 PM

Hi Tony,

I sent you a private message.  Copper Breaks SP looks like a good possibility - thanks so much for the tip.  I see they have monthly star parties starting in March! 



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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:59 AM

I know this isnt too close to your city but there is also the Texas Astronomical Society here in Dallas.  They have a dark sky site in Atoka OK that might be within range of you.  See their website here for more details:

 

www.texasastro.org



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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:08 PM

Thanks, Brian.  I'm aware of that club and their site.  It's too far.


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