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2018 ‘Early Summer’ Dark Site Star Party!

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - July 15 @ 5:00 am

Our 2018 ‘Early Summer’ Dark Site Star Party!

Date: 14 July 2018

Bring your telescopes, binoculars, drinks, snacks, insect repellent, star atlases, red lights, chairs, folding tables, etc.. Come and Enjoy with the club the wonderful nights at our Dark Site for some great observing during this weekend prior to the December ‘New Moon’!

(All Times are CDT – Central Daylight Savings Time)

Sunset: Starts at 8:25 PM & Ends at 8:28 PM

Civil Twilight: Starts at 8:28 PM & Ends at 8:55 PM

Nautical Twilight: Starts at 8:55 PM & Ends at 9:28 PM

Astronomical Twilight: Starts at 9:28 PM &  Ends at 10:02 PM

Optimal Night Time Observing: Starts at 10:02 PM & Ends at 4:48 AM (Following Day)

Please adhere to the policies and Dark Site etiquette for night sky observing at the ‘O’Brien Dark Site’ since this location is in fairly dark skies. We need all those who are club members or invited guests to be aware of those who come out to enjoy a night of observing the Stars in the Heavenly skies! All information is available in the ‘members only‘ section of the club website available to those who have updated their dues and membership.

There is no front gate the field is located to the right (West Side) of the property. There are no electrical outlets, so everything you bring that requires electricity will need to supply your own batteries and power units. The club’s storage unit is located near the fence on the far side of the field opposite to the road. O’Brien’s do provide restroom accommodations!

Details

Start:
July 14 @ 7:00 pm
End:
July 15 @ 5:00 am