Starwatching Party on the West Side

  • December 14, 2012 · 6:00 PM

 

There is a great organization here on Kauai called KEASA - Kauai Educational Association for Science and Astronomy - and they host an awesome star party on the darkest Saturday night each month. In December it is on the evening of the Friday the 14th. They have several large telescope set up and you can see amazing views of space from such a dark site as we have here on Kauai's west side. Google KEASA to find their webpage with more info, maps etc. This can be a rather informal meetup since everything is already set up by KEASA. We can simply meetup at sunset (~6pm) just as the fun begins..

 

This is an informal meetup where you can come as early as 5:30pm (to hear the pre-viewing lecture from Roz) and stay as late as you want (usually winds down by 9 but leave whenever you please).

 

Reminders: bring warm clothes, blanket/chairs, flashlight (red light is best - they have little plastic filters to use), AND curiosity. Also call (808)[masked] the night of the Star Party to confirm clear skies in Hanapepe. The location is that odd turn off over by Thrifty Bakery about 1 mile west of Hanapepe. You go up the "off ramp" looking road and head up to the ballfields. Please dim your car headlights as you pull in. I'll be there, most likely with my 8" scope in tow.

Link to map location:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Kaumakani,+HI&hl=en&sll=20.46,-157.505&sspn=5.340437,8.503418&oq=kauma&hnear=Kaumakani,+Kauai,+Hawaii&t=m&z=14

 

This is a GREAT event for families, or folks who find some of the other adventures a bit too rugged. Visitors are welcome. Event is free, but you might make a small donation to support KEASA.[:D] (below is the original idea post..) In December it is on the evening of the Friday the 14th. They have several large telescope set up and you can see amazing views of space from such a dark site as we have here on Kauai's west side. Google KEASA to find their webpage with more info, maps etc. This can be a rather informal meetup since everything is already set up by KEASA. We don't really "meet up" per se because generally it's dark and Roz is giving her talk about the time everyone shows up.

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  • Julie

    Thanks so much for posting this John. Sorry you couldn't make it, but we had a fun time. It was a chilly blustery evening, but the sky was clear and Roz's enthusiasm in sharing her love of astronomy was delightful! Since we had a small group, we got lots of attention for our questions and curiosity.

    December 15, 2012

  • Julie

    Excellent idea for an adventure into the cosmos!

    December 14, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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