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#1 gatehealing

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Posted 04 February 2021 - 03:51 PM

New here, looking at joining a local club but figured it’d be good to see who’s in here and near ATX.
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#2 Jim Waters

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Posted 04 February 2021 - 04:52 PM

http://www.austinastro.org

https://www.go-astro...te.php?State=TX

 

Some clubs are going virtual because of COVID.  Some are basically closed.



#3 BobT

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 10:08 AM

Hi Jon,

 

I'm out in the hills between Driftwood and Wimberley.  There are no clubs in this immediate area that I'm aware of but the Austin Astronomical Society has a nice website.  I was a member of AAS many years ago, when I lived in Austin, but have not attended a meeting in decades.  I don't drive into Austin unless it is absolutely necessary :>).

 

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#4 gatehealing

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 09:04 PM

Hi Jon,

 

I'm out in the hills between Driftwood and Wimberley.  There are no clubs in this immediate area that I'm aware of but the Austin Astronomical Society has a nice website.  I was a member of AAS many years ago, when I lived in Austin, but have not attended a meeting in decades.  I don't drive into Austin unless it is absolutely necessary :>).

 

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I don't blame ya! I'm far south austin just to get away from what the city is becoming . . . My family has some land deep in the Apalachian mountains in NC with no light pollution, and I'm very, very close to just moving there!



#5 BobT

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 08:18 AM

I bought 5+ acres in the Ouachita Mountains in Oklahoma last year (Bortle 2).  If I wasn't so old (84) I'd move in a New York minute :>).  As it is, I left my camper up there (it's adjacent to my daughter's home) so I can go portable easily. 

 

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#6 gatehealing

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:41 PM

I bought 5+ acres in the Ouachita Mountains in Oklahoma last year (Bortle 2).  If I wasn't so old (84) I'd move in a New York minute :>).  As it is, I left my camper up there (it's adjacent to my daughter's home) so I can go portable easily. 

 

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Oh I plan on getting up there at latest when I retire. . . Ideally sooner!



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Posted 24 February 2021 - 10:58 AM

I’m north of the city. Pretty much all the clubs around have gone into hiding. I have also been looking for some good spots locally that at least are away from direct lighting. I am planning to make a trip here this spring. https://tpwd.texas.g...uth-llano-river


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#8 gatehealing

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:59 PM

I’m north of the city. Pretty much all the clubs around have gone into hiding. I have also been looking for some good spots locally that at least are away from direct lighting. I am planning to make a trip here this spring. https://tpwd.texas.g...uth-llano-river

That'll certainly be far enough away from lights. I was thinking of just heading out to Hamilton Pool area soon. I think that's where the local Austin Astronomical Society does stargazing events.

 

If there are others that want to do a covid safe trip like that, I'd be in. Outdoors, rigs far enough apart, masks when in close proximity.
 



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 02:59 PM

I’m north of the city. Pretty much all the clubs around have gone into hiding. I have also been looking for some good spots locally that at least are away from direct lighting. I am planning to make a trip here this spring. https://tpwd.texas.g...uth-llano-river

Thanks for the link.  I had not come across that TPWD site yet.  Probably the closest/safest Bortle 3 area to me, so much appreciated.




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