[Chaos-l] observing session at Jordan tonight/night vision impairment
Mickey Jo Sorrell
sorrell at email.unc.edu
Fri Aug 13 20:43:38 EDT 2010
I have been considering asking everyone to turn off their porch lights
before they come to the observing session.
Terry Crook wrote:
> YEP! We need to keep cars _well away_ from the western side of the
> Park where we set up 'scopes & your deliver your remarks to the
> assembled throngs.
> There are parking slots very near there but they should sealed off for
> the evening (by the rangers or with their cooperation).
> Several LARGE temporary signs should be erected along the entry road &
> at the beginning of the parking area regarding NO HEADLIGHTS in open
> area near beach!
> I expect CHAOS might be able to make some signs; we'll confer.
> Next step would be to suppress the light pollution from Durham, etc.! :-D
> Taurus Terry in Chapel Hill
> 35° 55' 47"N, 79° 01' 00"W
> At 03:42 PM 8/13/2010, Mickey Jo Sorrell wrote:
>> Nearly every post by RAC or CHAOS, about the session last night,
>> mentions the headlights. It's time to do something about this.
>> I'm open to suggestions. I was thinking about using orange cones to
>> prevent cars from entering the outer loop where we set up scopes. We
>> could also put up a sign (I'd have to bring it with me every time)
>> along the road that says something like "parking lights only, please."
>> Any other ideas?
>> (The Perseids bring out more folks - and more first-timers - so the
>> situation is understandably worse for this event.)
>> Terry Crook wrote:
>>> I was at Ebenezer SP with many public but only Jamie with a
>>> Dobsonian showing the Ring Nebula to eager citizens.
>>> Too many jerks with headlights on! No sign of Mickey & Moorhead
>>> crew & only one other 'scope(small refractor).
>>> Hot 'n humid with some hazy clouds, aircraft & too much light
>>> pollution from Durham./NE....same direction as Perseids, when they
>>> show up later!
>>> Stayed an hour & left at 10:30.
>>> I presume you were at Farrington Boat Ramp. Do we still need a pass
>>> to use it or do we have blanket permission now?
>>> I should have stopped there instead(it's closer & darker/fewer
>>> cars). :-(
>>> Taurus Terry in Chapel Hill
>>> 35° 55' 47"N, 79° 01' 00"W
>>> On 8/12/2010 11:26 PM, Tony Rice wrote:
>>>> Anyone else get to have an extended conversation with a gentlemen
>>>> about the UFO he saw from his backyard recently? Or was I the only
>>>> lucky one?
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>> Mickey Jo Sorrell
>> Planetarium Educator
>> Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
>> CB #3480
>> University of North Carolina
>> Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Mickey Jo Sorrell
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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