Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

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

Post by Frank » July 14th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Hi Dave
They just got confirmation that it was canceled,
Time to go fishing.

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

Post by DaveMcCarter » July 18th, 2018, 2:52 pm

It seems the weather is not going to cooperate with weekend events this summer. The forecast for this weekend coming, July 21st, is for another low pressure system to move through, bringing clouds, rain, and thunderstorms. I'll be keeping an eye on this.

I suggested we could have a star party this evening, Wednesday, when it will be perfectly clear after daytime heating clouds dissipate. Unfortunately the Conservation Area is mostly vacent during the week, so few customers for a star party.

Stay tuned. We might catch a break.

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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - June 21st

Post by DaveMcCarter » July 19th, 2018, 5:27 pm

It is becoming obvious that the weather is not going to cooperate for this Saturday evening, June 21st.

Jessica and I have decided to postpone the Lake Whitticker Star Night for two weeks, to August 4th, when the moon will be at Third Quarter.

Possibly by then we'll have a clear night. Certainly the park will be overflowing with eager campers due to the long Civic Holiday weekend.

I hope this does not conflict with other plans. None that I've seen anyway.

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

Post by Steven Imrie » July 19th, 2018, 5:59 pm

I will try to be there , weather permitting .

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

Post by DaveMcCarter » July 20th, 2018, 11:37 am

Thanks Steve.

Just to be totally clear, there will be no Star Party at Lake Whittacker on June 21st. Unless you want to watch lightning.

Holding out for August 4th.

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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - August 4th

Post by DaveMcCarter » August 1st, 2018, 1:01 pm

The current forecasts for this coming Saturday evening are exceptionally promising. One word sums it up. "Clear".

All hands on deck! Plan to bring your telescope to Lake Whitticker Conservation Area and set up by 8:30 pm to being showing off Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, which will be only four days past closest approach. By then the dust storm that has been hampering viewing of surface markings will have subdued some more. Not enough, but more!

Bring bug repellant, as the damp conditions have been favourable for Canada's wildlife.

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

Post by Mike.Hanes » August 2nd, 2018, 9:08 am

Is AUGUST 04th Lake Whittaker Star Party still a go? The weather Saturday night is showing clear skies and Moonrise is after midnight.
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Re: Lake Whittacker C.A. Star Party - 2 Nights

Post by DaveMcCarter » August 2nd, 2018, 8:12 pm

Yes, the August 4th Lake Whittacker Star Party is currently a GO! I just looked at an updated forecast. Saturday evening will be clear, with a low of 19C. Nice!

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

Post by mroffey » August 2nd, 2018, 8:56 pm

Hope you have a good turn out, I"ll be up at Killarney Mountain Lodge celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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

Post by Mike.Hanes » August 2nd, 2018, 10:27 pm

I’ll be there!
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