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September Star Party

Enjoy the night sky away from the bright lights of the towns and cities in our area! The night will be dark - perfect for star gazing. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members.

RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. As a reminder, when you RSVP that you are attending, you will be asked to provide your license plate number. We need this to provide (number only) to the Park management who will then provide it to the State Police and State Park Police. If you are not on the list, you are not supposed to be there as we are there after park hours. If you are there and not on the list and the Police show up, we are not sure what the consequences will be.

Please review our guide to star party etiquette if you have not been to one of our star parties before: http://files.meetup.com/2674222/Star%20Party%20Etiquette.pdf

If the weather/clouds don't cooperate, it may get pushed off to the next day (Saturday).

As usual, we will be in the West Beach parking lot at Lake Taghkanic.

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  • Ken B.

    Actually, it did happen. We had a great night on Saturday night. Unfortunately, it was just me, my wife and Dwayne there. It was very clear, but very dewy. Dwayne left about 10 and I got out shortly after since just about everything was already covered in dew. Ah, well, it was a good night for a few hours anyway.

    September 29, 2013

  • Rex

    too bad it didn't happen!

    September 29, 2013

  • Ken B.

    For those that were RSVP'd to this meetup, that would like to, we'll be trying again tomorrow night, 9/28.

    September 27, 2013

  • Ken B.

    If you haven't left yet, don't bothsr. I am at the parking area now and it is 100% thick clouds. Not a star in sight.:( If there is any interest, and the weather cooperates, we can try again tomorrow night.

    September 27, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Hi all,

    September 27, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Hi all,

    September 27, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Is saturday the rain date?

    September 27, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Darn nice all week and now overcast.. and the http://cleardarksky.com/c/LkTagNYkey.html?1
    shows poor skies...

    September 27, 2013

  • Pam m.

    It is rather cloudy here in Hyde Park, so I have decided to reschedule. Hopefully the weather will be much better next time.

    September 27, 2013

  • David

    We are heading up there shortly from NYC, where it's quite cloudy at the moment. What does it look like in that area? Assuming the event is still on!

    September 27, 2013

    • Bill W.

      As of 4:20pm, it is completely clouded over at my house which is very close to Lake Taghkanic.

      September 27, 2013

  • Dr. Willie K. Y.

    I may be getting there quite late, coming from a meeting in Albany.

    September 4, 2013

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