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April Star Party -CANCELLED

CANCELLED due to poor weather.

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. Dress very warmly--estimate clothing for 20 degrees colder than the predicted temperature.

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/MHAA%20Star%20Party%20Etiquette%20Guide.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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  • John P.

    I hope the weather works out I'am going through telescope withdrawals

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • Ken B.

      Greg, I'll answer your post in a bit, still working so I can get my trailer up and get it de-winterized tomorrow morning.

      April 25, 2014

    • Gregory Rose I.

      Cool, I remember you using plossls on your dob.

      April 26, 2014

  • Christi W.

    I hope we can do another event at the taconic site . I live in Columbia county and am not sure how far it is to other events . I will try to make them

    April 26, 2014

  • Ken B.

    Willie, Did you actually intend to cancel it or just postpone it?

    April 25, 2014

    • Dr. Willie K. Y.

      Cancelled, since Saturday looks lousy also. Rain even.

      April 25, 2014

    • Ken B.

      Yup, I finally got it when I got to see the weather forecast, although, right up til about an hour ago, I thought we had blown it. It was almost clear here til about 6, then it clouded up.

      April 25, 2014

  • Gregory Rose I.

    =( no galaxies this month....

    April 25, 2014

  • John P.

    I posted Thor's helmet hoping it would please the Gods
    I guess we will have to make a sacrifice before the the next star party. Ken I hope we both get to use are new
    stuff next month

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Gregory Rose I.

    I really wanted be able to look at the Virgo galaxy cluster...kinda hard to see much in Poughkeepsie. =(
    damn weather...

    April 23, 2014

  • Dr. Willie K. Y.

    Weather not looking good. We will make the call at noon on Friday. Saturday not looking good either. Time to move to Arizona.

    2 · April 22, 2014

  • Christi W.

    Hi I love star gazing . Saw some great stuff at Lowell this past year , so glad so glad group exists

    April 22, 2014

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