Star Parties

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    July, 2013
Star Parties
Posted by Harvey Marshall on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:59 PM

Star Parties are wonderful events.  I have attended 3  Alberta Star Parties ASPs, and my first

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party SSSP. Meeting with other star gazers, and amateur Astronomers,as well as being able to look at all the various telescopes and equipment was  great!                                                                                                                                                                 This year at the SSSP there were 2 companies that sell Telescopes, eyepieces, Binoculars, books and other accessories. A good opportunity to buy new additions and even sell off some things to other Star gazers.

There were some people,  new to the hobby who came and wandered throughout the campgrounds looking through all the scopes and getting a good idea of what they may purchase in the future, another great reason to attend.

Both nights that I attended were good for star gazing, although Friday night was the best.

  I hope that I am fortunate enough to be able to attend many more.

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    November, 2009
Posted by Poppa Chris on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:17 PM

Sounds like you had fun!

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars


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    July, 2013
Posted by Harvey Marshall on Friday, September 13, 2013 4:16 PM

ASP 2013.  Many people attended, and on Saturday we all were able to watch the Alberta Bike tour race by the campsite area. The weather did not cooperate this year and both Thursday and Friday nights were clouded over. A few late night stargazers were able to see a few stars through some small breaks in the clouds early on Saturday morning. It was a great time for socializing and meeting with visiting stargazers from other parts of the country. I am not sure how the viewing was on Saturday night as I left in the early evening. Hopefully next year will be a weekend of clear skies!


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    October, 2013
Posted by Tony383 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:30 PM

Just had our annual Heart of America Star Party at the Dark Sky Site near Kansas City, Missouri earlier this month.  Weather was great and Michael Backich from Astronomy Magazine showed up and gave a great presentation on comets as well as other speakers.  Jeff ? from Nebraska showed up with a rare 30" Obsession which was the largest on the field.  What a scope and what a view!

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Dobsonian, 72mm Astro-Tech ED refractor, a bunch of eyepieces, a couple of filters, a DSLR and german equatorial mount, binoculars

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