[Chaos-l] need a telescope
deodiaus at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 11 12:07:00 EST 2006
I expect another personal contact, my friend Mark from
UNC to be there with a telescope. The area is far
away from street lights, but I expect the lights from
Raleigh can be an issue.
This event was initiated by the WCPE radio station and
guess it will be advertised on their station. I am
just passing this information along because I think it
might be of interest to some of your members, if only
to advertise your club. I am guessing that the crowd
will be two dozen naive amateurs. I use to be an
astrophysics major myself during my Freshman year at
college, until my father told me to find something
which will get me a job someday.
I don't expect it to go on very late, perhaps only for
2 or so hours. It really depends on the crowd's
interest and the meteriod view. I did not like the
choice of hours because I have to get my 5 yo daughter
off to bed early, but someone else [at WCPE] choose
--- "Stewart-Taylor, Jon" <jstewart at misg.com> wrote:
> Hi Walter. I was wondering if you could give us
> some more info on the
> Friday event. I went to the web pages you reference
> below, and read the
> calendar entry:
> Title: Stargazing at WCPE 10pm
> Date / Time: 12/15/2006
> Location: WCPE Rolesville
> Description: Enjoy a Friday family evening of
> stargazing and meteor
> at WCPE Rolesville. Wear warm clothes for this
> outdoor event. Bring
> telescopes, chairs, sleeping bags, and food to
> sustain you.
> We shall need an idea of how many folks to
> Please RSVP with numbers to Rogerlawrence at
> There were no other observing sessions on the
> calendar for 2006. Can we
> assume this will be a relatively astro-novice crowd?
> Do we know if
> anyone else will have a 'scope there? Any
> guestimates (to the nearest 20
> or so people) as to the size of the crowd? Is this
> really an all-night
> I also looked at the map, both on the web page and
> at googlemap. It
> appears to be in a relatively undeveloped section
> about 10-15 miles
> northeast of Raleigh. Any idea what the sky
> conditions are like there?
> How about local lighting, such as street-lights etc?
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