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Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making #9

Other [O]
Delmarva Star Gazers will host the Ninth Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar March 20 through March 22, 2009, at the Mallard Lodge, Smyrna, DE. Mirror makers and other attendees should check into the Lodge before 11:00 AM. Activities begin at Noon, March 20, 2009. The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person’s activities. We will begin with 6” F-8, 8” F-6, and 10” F-6 mirrors and tools with diamond generated curves; ready for 220 grit. Successful mirror makers will leave the Seminar with a fine-figured mirror ready for aluminizing. They will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to repeat the process as desired. Although our purpose is to ensure each mirror maker is successful, there is no guarantee of results. Some mirror makers prefer to bring their previously started mirror projects that need some special TLC to turn them into fine optics. We encourage you to bring your project mirrors…up to 13”. Larger mirrors may be OK depending on specifics…but, please be aware that large mirrors may require more time and attention than are available in this environment. Mirror grinding, polishing, figuring and testing assistance will be provided by Steve Swayze, (Swayze Optical), David Groski (several Stellafane 1st Place Optics awards), Dr. Bill Hanagan, DAS, and several experienced mirror makers from Delmarva Star Gazers....
Date:
03/20/2009 09:00AM   —  03/22/2009 05:00PM
Location:
Smyrna DE, United States
Contact:
don surles
Phone:
302-653-9445
Email:
don.surles@verizon.net
URL:
http://www.delmarvastargazers.org/archive/mw9/index.html

Holiday Planetarium Shows

Other [O]
The Dreyfuss Planetarium will present shows on the hour from 11:00am - 4:00 pm from Dec. 26 - 31.
Date:
12/26/2008 11:00AM   —  12/31/2008 04:00PM
Location:
Newark NJ, United States
Phone:
973-596-6529
Email:
planetarium@newarkmuseum.org
URL:
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/Planetarium.html

Holiday Planetarium Shows

Other [O]
The Dreyfuss Planetarium will present shows on the hour from 11:00am - 4:00 pm from Dec. 26 - 31. Planetarium Tickets $3 adults, $2 Kids. General Museum admission $9 adults, $6 kids.
Date:
12/26/2008 11:00AM   —  12/31/2008 04:00PM
Location:
Newark NJ, United States
Phone:
973-596-6529
Email:
planetarium@newarkmuseum.org
URL:
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/Planetarium.html

Deep South Regional Star Gaze

Star Party [SP]
The 26th annual Deep South Regional Star gaze will be held at Camp Ruth Lee (near Norwood, LA), located approximately 115 miles north of New Orleans, LA (via I-10 to I-55), 120 miles south of Jackson, MS (via I-55) and about 45 miles north of Baton Rouge, LA (via LA Hwy 67).
Date:
10/28/2008 10:00AM   —  11/02/2008 10:00AM
Location:
Norwood LA, United States
Contact:
Len Philpot
Email:
len@philpot.org
URL:
http://www.stargazing.net/dsrsg/

Mid-Atlantic Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Please see website
Date:
10/27/2008 11:00AM   —  11/02/2008 02:00PM
Location:
Robbins NC, United States
Contact:
John Dilday
Email:
2008@masp.org
URL:
http://www.masp.org/

Volunteer State Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Near Hohenwald, TN... Von Braun Astronomcal Society (vbas.org) annual dark sky site weekend. No formal events. Primitive camping, Amish store near by. No charge but b.y.o. scope.
Date:
10/24/2008 04:00PM   —  10/26/2008 12:00PM
Location:
Tiger Bennett Rd. Hohenwald TN, United States
Contact:
Eric Johnson
Phone:
931-427-8048
Email:
ejohnso4@yahoo.com
URL:
http://www.vbas.org/index.cfm

Chiefland Fall Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Chiefland Astronomy Village Fall Star Party. Pre-registration required. Latitude 29 24' 29.52" North, Longitude 82 51' 38.52" West Tom Crowley crowleytj@hotmail.com
Date:
10/24/2008 12:00AM   —  11/02/2008 12:00AM
Location:
Chiefland FL, United States
Contact:
John Novak
Email:
lado0@yahoo.com
URL:
http://www.chiefland.org/

Twin Lakes Star Party

Astronomical Events [A]
Hosted by the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers, the Twin Lakes Star Party is a smaller more personal party. We average 50 to 75 attendees and have a great time as we enjoy the dark skies from Pennyrile Forest, one of the darker sites in Kentucky.
Date:
09/27/2008 12:00AM   —  10/05/2008 12:00AM
Location:
Dawson Springs KY, United States
Contact:
David Paessler
Phone:
270-488-3784
Email:
dcpaessler@yahoo.com
URL:
http://wkaa.net

Prairie Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Prairie Skies Star Party 2008 will be held at beautiful Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See 4-H camp, adjacent to Kankakee State Park, near Bourbonnais Illinois. We place a special emphasis on amateur telescope making, by recognizing outstanding achievement through our ATM Telescope and Accessory Awards. In addition to all night observing; Prairie Skies features an imaging contest, door prizes, a swap market, vendors, catered meals, and a guest speaker or two. There are several additional activities to attend or participate in. Visit the Prairie Dog Stand and enjoy a tasty prairie dog; and don’t miss out on the famous Midnight Chili! As always; complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available in the Dining Hall all day and night throughout the event. Our popular Almost All Night Movie Festival will feature sci-fi movies in the Dining Hall. Join us as Prairie Skies Star Party "continues the tradition" at Camp Shaw. The pre-registration deadline is 8-23-08 (prices higher after deadline). Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See provides a semi secluded location, well protected from the glare of off-site lighting. The 6 acre main observing field is large and grass covered, making it ideal for observing and camping. Rustic barrack style cabins are available for non-campers. The large Dining Hall serves as a gathering place for many of the scheduled activities. Enjoy walking through the woods on shady hiking trails; one of which, follows Rock Creek as it traverses the camp property through a small canyon. Nearby Kankakee River State Park has an extensive bike trail system, and offers many other recreational opportunities.
Date:
09/25/2008 12:00AM   —  09/28/2008 12:00AM
Location:
near Bourbonnais IL, United States
Contact:
John Weber
Phone:
708 481-7970
Email:
infopssp@prairieskies.org
URL:
http://www.prairieskies.org

Enchanted Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The Enchanted Skies Star Party, held in Socorro, New Mexico, offers a unique Southwestern Astronomy experience. With many exciting features, the Enchanted Skies Star Party includes a unique opportunity for a night of observing at an elevation of 10,600 feet. We continue our decade-long tradition of presenting outstanding lectures by leading professional and amateur astronomers, and we'll gather on Saturday night for an evening of great food, Southwestern entertainment and excellent, dark-sky observing. Socorro's dry, high-desert climate, dark skies, and friendly small-town environment provide an excellent dark sky observing experience. Join us for dark sky observing, astronomy workshops, door prizes, lectures, and insider tours of the Very Large Array and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory.
Date:
09/24/2008 12:00AM   —  09/24/2008 12:00AM
Location:
Socorro, United States
Contact:
Deborah Dean
Phone:
575-835-8927
Email:
tourism@socorronm.com
URL:
http://enchantedskies.org