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Messier Marathon event

 

Messier Marathon!

 

2013

 

A family favorite!


Bring your telescope and join us!


This years star gazing schedule begins with the much enjoyed and awaited "Messier Marathon, 2013" that will follow the long held tradition of viewing the entire list of astronomical objects found and documented by the famous French astronomer. Last year we hit them all! 110 objects!! And, we will try again on March 9 beginning at dusk.
The evening will open with a short tribute toHuell Howser and the screening of his California's Gold episode, "Journey to Mount Wilson" that Huell gave to use to show everyone at times like this. We will share the projections with the early stellar views as the sun sets and darkness builds. At that point, the guns are blazing! For the first two hours after the film, we need to hit about sixty objects in succession. Visual and video captures will highlight the presentation and a sky tour will show some of the special sights that bring tales of old to mind and history of ancient lore and myth. Modern astrophysics comes to the surface at times, as well, and we talk about the workings of our beautiful Cosmos.
Please mark the calendar and plan to join in with everyone for this fun event. If you have a telescope, bring it and let's do some astronomy! For those needing help with their scopes, please show up early  so we have time to help create the best night of star gazing we can. Please bring lawn chairs, warm and comfy stuff, libation and other personal needs. We ask everyone to drive slow to keep dust low,(bad for telescopes) and to dim the lights if possible.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow. What a unique event. Perhaps one of the most unique things I've ever done. Okay, so I'm sheltered.

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, and thank you Leonard and Tom for your help with my camera. I have some shots to use for my school assignment and, better yet, I know how to do it for next time! Thanks again and lovely event!

      1 · March 10, 2013

    • Deb

      You will have to come out again. The warm desert night skies are the best.

      March 11, 2013

  • Valeree

    Great night, met new people and we hit a lot of Messier objects. Looking forward to the next one !!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, great to meet you. What a fantastic event. Now I understand why it is the Astronomy Art Theatre - great show, great fun. And the brownies were super.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • JamesG

    Had a great time even though it got cold, looking forward to the next event

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Be there at 7pm

    March 9, 2013

  • Deb

    Hi Janice , Yes the campground allows well behaved dogs on a leash. Deb Team SCDVA

    March 7, 2013

  • JoshuaTree Astronomy Art T.

    the weather looks like it will be good for Saturday night. We will kick off the evening with Huell Howser's California Gold episode , Journey to Mount Wilson. Then, Mr Messier introduces his catalog and opens the Messier Marathon 2013, All, starts about dusk. A weather update will be posted should things look gloomy. Remember your comfy stuff and chairs etc. See you soon!

    March 7, 2013

  • Joe and Barbara M.

    Looks like we may not be able to make it after all. Barbara is a Certified tax professional and has had a flood of new clients this year. We may not be able to do anything until after tax season.

    We were looking forward to going.
    Joe

    March 5, 2013

    • Deb

      We were looking forward to seeing you. Hope to catch you both next time. Deb

      1 · March 7, 2013

  • Joe and Barbara M.

    Thanks for the update, making plans to attend.

    February 28, 2013

  • Jesse Tigner-Hayden-McCrary, J.

    Will return to the high desert in late May- see you then.

    2 · February 27, 2013

  • Joe and Barbara M.

    Need more info

    February 22, 2013

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