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#1 Jim Davis

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 06:52 AM

Registration is open

 

https://www.eventbri...ts-565797644987

 

Information at https://www.cherrysprings.org


Edited by Jim Davis, 20 March 2023 - 07:08 AM.

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#2 JimB1

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 07:36 AM

Got my ticket wink.gif


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 07:38 AM

Thanks for the link!  Registered.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 08:01 AM

Purchased!  Looking forward to another fun time.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 08:46 AM

Me too. And two tickets.  Both in my name.  In case my friends can't make it, I'll have a spare.  Two friends, but they'll have to flip for it. lol.gif  But they are both pending work schedules.  So there is a chance neither will be able to make it.  In that case, I'll toss the extra one up for grabs with plenty of time.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 09:05 AM

I got mine too. 2 tickets for wife and friends if they can make it.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 09:17 AM

Registered! Me and my wife. Now it really feels like spring. :) 


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#8 Jim Davis

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 11:45 AM

Just to let you know, there was an issue with ordering kids tickets. Should be fixed now.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 03:07 PM

As an update - if you want to attend you may not want to wait long to register - we are already 65% full just 8 hours after opening registration.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 05:33 PM

New to the fold but how often does Cherry Springs have Star Parties? I can't make this one.

 

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 06:58 PM

New to the fold but how often does Cherry Springs have Star Parties? I can't make this one.

 

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There are two Star Parties held at Cherry Springs State Park each year - the Cherry Springs Star Party in Spring (usually June) hosted by the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg and the Black Forest Star Party in Fall (usually September) hosted by the Central PA Observers group.


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Posted 20 March 2023 - 09:35 PM

....and I'm registered!  smile.gif

 

Plus I have a Galaxy Pass for this year - so I could come early or stay late if that makes sense weatherwise.

 

Hope to see ya all there!

Here's a "Milky Way Shot" from last year (on Flickr): https://www.flickr.c...77720299690550/


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Posted 21 March 2023 - 12:03 AM

Oh wow what a shot of the Milky Way! Yes this will be something to look forward to.


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Posted 21 March 2023 - 10:37 PM

Got a notice that I had my ticket. Clicked to view my ticket and a "verify my email" page appears, from some third party site, with my old gmail address displayed. I clicked that and nothing further happens. I dumped gmail some time ago.


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#15 Jim Davis

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Posted 22 March 2023 - 07:34 AM

Got a notice that I had my ticket. Clicked to view my ticket and a "verify my email" page appears, from some third party site, with my old gmail address displayed. I clicked that and nothing further happens. I dumped gmail some time ago.

If you had logged into Eventbrite previously with a different email, it probably remembered you. You can DM me for assistance.

 

There should have been a pdf attached to the email, which is your copy of the ticket.


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Posted 22 March 2023 - 08:58 AM

Is it sold out -- or not? I see an announcement on FaceBook that is is sold out -- but the registration site seems to still be open.

 

If it is sold out - I think a number of my friends will be disappointed - but it was their decision to "wait for a while".  Attendence by the club I ususally go with may be slim to 'just me' tongue2.gif


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Posted 22 March 2023 - 09:12 AM

Is it sold out -- or not? I see an announcement on FaceBook that is is sold out -- but the registration site seems to still be open.

 

If it is sold out - I think a number of my friends will be disappointed - but it was their decision to "wait for a while".  Attendence by the club I ususally go with may be slim to 'just me' tongue2.gif

Tickets are sold out. You can still join the waitlist.


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Posted 22 March 2023 - 10:03 AM

Tickets are sold out. You can still join the waitlist.

THAT was fast!!  Guess I might be the only one from Kopernik Astro Society - there were maybe 20 last year, but many didn't even know registration was open -- or maybe they got in at the last moment.

 

I'm hoping for clear skies - and winning raffle tickets!!


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Posted 22 March 2023 - 12:22 PM

Wow.  I was going to wait and think on it, but figured I might as well grab a ticket early.  I better schedule that PTO!


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Posted 23 March 2023 - 03:50 PM

  I was planning on going this year but all the tickets are already sold out! This is a nice event and I will miss going. Not sure if I want to go on the waitlist or not. Being notified that there is an opening at the last minute might not work out for me.

 

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Posted 23 March 2023 - 04:17 PM

  I was planning on going this year but all the tickets are already sold out! This is a nice event and I will miss going. Not sure if I want to go on the waitlist or not. Being notified that there is an opening at the last minute might not work out for me.

 

-Daniel

I got on the wait list last year and was able to get a ticket with plenty of time to spare.  I also bought a guest ticket on the Classifieds here right before the event.
 


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Posted 23 March 2023 - 05:01 PM

Simply curious, how many tickets were available initially? Attendance limit is?


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Posted 23 March 2023 - 08:07 PM

Dan,    

             Thanks for the information. I signed up on the waitlist.



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Posted 24 March 2023 - 08:26 AM

Simply curious, how many tickets were available initially? Attendance limit is?

I believe the limit is around 435 - 450.  A number of years ago at BFSP, there were over 530 and it was way too many.  They spilled over into the small field by the vendor tents and overwhelmed the facilities. Some were packed in like sardines. grin.gif   Plus now with the defined lanes, only so many can comfortably fit and actually have room to enjoy. Not to mention the need to have "emergency" routes just in case.


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Posted 25 March 2023 - 11:28 AM

I believe the limit is around 435 - 450.  A number of years ago at BFSP, there were over 530 and it was way too many.  They spilled over into the small field by the vendor tents and overwhelmed the facilities. Some were packed in like sardines. grin.gif   Plus now with the defined lanes, only so many can comfortably fit and actually have room to enjoy. Not to mention the need to have "emergency" routes just in case.

And add to that - on a very 'damp' year, like 2019 -- sections of the field can become too muddy to use - forcing everyone to squeeze in on the remaining area. Many folks who had been there the entire week left on Saturday or Sunday morning - Sunday night was endless thunderstorms -- but Mon/Tue nights were clear, with only a few of us left - but it frosted up around 1:30 AM both nights (in June!!) and my tent was encased in ice both mornings. Still - some 'glorious' observing. Last year was good too - but many red lights and covered screens there in "imagers village".

 

When 'all weekers' leave earky, that leaves better chances at winning the raffle - I *still* won --- nothing..... as usual.  cool.gif


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