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Atlanta Area Star Party April 28, 2012

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

What: Atlanta Area Star Party hosted by the Charlie Elliot Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club - open to the public
Where: Jon Wood Astronomy Field, Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center
When: April 28, 2012
Starts: As early as you can get there
Ends: As late as you want to stay

Directons: http://ceastronomy.org/blog/directions
Weather Forecast: http://cleardarksky....haEllGAkey.html

Event Details:
The weather stunk last weekend for our monthly meeting, so we're getting together on Jon Wood Astronomy Field for a star party on Saturday night assuming the weather cooperates.

Come as early as you want if you're doing solar observing and stay as late as you want if you're doing lunar, planetary or deep sky observing. We'll have a first quarter moon setting at 2:16 a.m. early Sunday morning, so it will be a great night for lunar observing, as well as deep sky observing later into the night.

Sunset: 8:16 p.m.
Moonset: 2:16 a.m. (4/29)

A few things you need to know
*No white lights on the field after dark. Use your parking lights when driving on and off the field and a red flash light when on foot. You can make a red flash light by painting the lens of a flashlight with red nail polish -- works like a charm and it's cheap!
*Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars, especially if you need someone to show you how to use them.
*You're welcome to look through our telescopes and binoculars, but be sure to ask first.
*The astronomy field does not have power, internet, or restroom facilities.
*Families as well as girl and boy scout troops are always welcome. If you want to bring a large group (10 or more), contact us by email at director at ceastronomy.org so we can make sure we have enough volunteers on the field.
*Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center is a Georgia State Wildlife Management Area, so we share it with wild animals including deer, armadillos, coyotes, and an occasional escaped cow. Please be respectful of the fact that we are visitors in their home.

Hope to see you there!

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