Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

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Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

Post by DaveMcCarter » June 27th, 2018, 5:03 pm

I've received a request for a repeat of the most successful star party in recent London RASC history.

Lake Whittacker Conservation Area is east of Dorchester and south of the 401. It has plenty of weekend sky hungry campers eager to see Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and the moon, and fortunately all those objects will be available. The east field is large and able to accomodate everyone.

Given the recent terrible weather for astronomy I've chosen two Saturdays, July 14th and July 21st. Hopefully one of those nights will be clear, and if we are really fortunate, both will be. We will set up telescopes starting about 19:30 - 20:00 and start with the moon and then pick off each planet as it becomes available.

Please let us have a good showing of RASC members with telescopes.

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Post by Norman McCall » June 28th, 2018, 8:54 am

Sounds good Dave. Let's hope one of the nights is good.

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Post by DaveMcCarter » July 10th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Lake Whitticker staff are wondering, and so am I, about how many Astronomers with Telescopes will be arriving Saturday evening. I understand that there are competing events, but please let me know if you will be at Lake Whittacker.

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Post by Steven Imrie » July 10th, 2018, 6:19 pm

I will try to be there .

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Post by DaveMcCarter » July 11th, 2018, 11:43 am

Thanks Steve. That will be great.

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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

Post by Norman McCall » July 13th, 2018, 12:06 pm

Dave,

I cannot make it on the 14th.

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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

Post by DaveMcCarter » July 13th, 2018, 7:46 pm

At the moment, Friday evening at 19:45, the forecast is quite grim, with clouds, some rain, and the possibility of thunder storms. I have advised Jessica that we will probably need to cancel and go with the back up date. More tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

Post by Mike.Hanes » July 14th, 2018, 12:04 am

Hi Dave
If the weather is ok I will plan to be there with a scope.
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Post by Steven Imrie » July 14th, 2018, 5:47 pm

Hi Dave,

Just checking if you made a call if we are a go or wait till next Saturday.

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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

Post by Frank » July 14th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Hi
I am at lake Whitaker camping, #38, and the camp manager was asking if the star party was still on. It looks like it might be clearing up here.
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