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#1 Etrsi_645

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:27 PM

Great Lakes Star Gaze
9/17-20/2020

River Valley RV Park Address
2165 South Bailey Lake Ave., Gladwin, MI 48624

Site Coordinates: 43.9580°N, 84.6460°W

 

http://www.greatlakesstargaze.com

 

 

“The 2020 eighteenth GLSG star party will be held September 17th through September 20th, 2020. Due to COVID-19 we will be scaling back this year's star gaze. With the possibility that we may have to cancel this year, we will only have walk-in registration. The price will be reduced to reflect this and posted in the near future on the website. In order to follow CDC guidelines we will not have the large tent set up. We will still have the hospitality tent.  We also unfortunately will not be giving out door prizes this year.
This year's star gaze will for the first time also be weather dependent. With the possibility of cutting out Thursday or the weekend entirely. We truly hope to still pull off a star gaze this year, enjoy Mars near opposition and get back to normal next year. This year we're just going to keep it simple and focus on the sky.”

 

Please see the web site for newest details.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:58 PM

Sorry to be a downer, but is it really worth it with the smoke issue?



#3 Etrsi_645

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:11 PM

Sorry to be a downer, but is it really worth it with the smoke issue?

Astrospheric says the transparency and smoke issue could be clearing up by Thursday or Friday.  I have the time off from work so I might as well...



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:09 PM

Let us know the results. If clear how did the invisible smoke affect your views. I've heard some say a 3 magnitude decrease in brightness!



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 11:35 AM

Clear skies & no smoke last & Going to get lucky again tonightsmile.gif .

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 11:43 AM

Yes today does look much better than yesterday. Hope it stays that way for you. It changes from hour to hour. undecided.gif



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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:59 PM

Just back.  For me the views were excellent.. Friday and Saturday were two very chilly evenings.. I am not skilled enough to know if or how many magnitudes might have been lost due to smoke.  All I know is I saw a whole lot more than I ever see at home and the camaraderie was great. smile.gif



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 06:02 AM

Hi, 

Back from the Great Lakes Star Gaze, three clear nights, but cold. Frost in the mornings and several of the usual activities 

had to be canceled, but the rocket launches on Saturday were great!

Steve

 

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Posted Yesterday, 12:44 PM

What was the approximate total attendance?  I'm thinking close to 100?




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