I am heading out for the first star party I have
attended since the last ECSP. The RMSS, Rocky
Mountain Star Stare in Gardner Colorado. RMSS is held on a
35 acre site that the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
bought about 12 years ago for their club to observe on. The
site, Starry Meadows, is located about 120 miles SW of
Colorado Springs. Lucky for me, Starry Meadows is a mere 34
miles from my hacienda in Westcliffe.
If the weather forecast continues to improve I
will pack up the 20” F5, if not I will take the 12” Orion
We had to replace the original Star Pod trailer,
it lost a wheel and tore the axle up in Kentucky on the
way out here, it was left in KY for repairs awaiting
parts. While waiting, someone offered to buy it, not
wanting to drive back to KY and retrieve it after repairs
we sold it. The new Star Pod is a couple feet longer and
has a pop out kitchen. And it also sports a Star Pod CO
Once again Stewie (the Prozac dog) and I will be
out among the stars, making new friends.
And if this goes well, the Okie-Tex star party
is the first weekend in October!
Member – Dark Skies of The Wet
Member - Back Bay Amateur
Member – San Diego Astronomy
Member – Colorado Springs
Future Verde Mont Observatory
Gone... Rott'n Paws Observatory
Gosh. it is so good to hear from all you
boys. We used to have such fun at East Coast Star Party; truly
a time gone by.