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Tonight's Star Party is back on as originally planned!

 

I am very pleased to report that thanks to our friends at Peralta Trail Elementary School, Natalie and Lutfiyah, the previously reported problem has been resolved and we are back on for this evening. We look forward to seeing you under the stars.

Thanks, everyone!

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Re: Tonight's Star Party is back on as originally planned!

William Shaheen
 

PS: I'll have the gate open at 5:30pm. Sunset is at 6:04.

Note attached. 

Bill



/William Shaheen/
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League


On Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 10:47 AM SuperMtn Astro via Groups.Io <supermtnastro=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am very pleased to report that thanks to our friends at Peralta Trail Elementary School, Natalie and Lutfiyah, the previously reported problem has been resolved and we are back on for this evening. We look forward to seeing you under the stars.

Thanks, everyone!

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Email: supermtnastro@...



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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League Special Event - Transit of Mercury

 

Every so often, as you will see from the attachment by noted astronomer Bill Dellinges, one of the inboard planets (Mercury and Venus) passes between the Earth and the Sun along a direct line of sight. To observe this rare phenomenon, we've decided to conduct a SMAL Special Event to share with our friends on the Notification  list.

Please see Bill's attachment for full details. And, we look forward to sharing this fascinating event with you.

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Public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park - Saturday, November 2, 2019

 

On Saturday, November 2nd, we will host a regularly scheduled public Star Party, our 2nd of the new season, at Lost Dutchman State Park from 6:30 to 9:00pm MST. (Current schedule attached.)

The weather forecast looks great, maybe a little chilly in the evening, according to the current 10-day forecast, seen here:

We recommend checking the website, http://supermtnastro.com/ later in the week. If there are any changes, a notification email will be sent.

Instead of the usual Saguaro Day Use area parking lot that we've used in the past, we will be using an alternate site and Park staff will direct visitors to the correct location. Please see the Map and Directions page here: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions (the map is showing the old location - please follow Park Staff's directions).

The predicted temperature appears to be slightly cool in the evening. So, dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
 
Parking in the Observing area, where telescopes will be set-up, is reserved for club members who will be hosting and bringing equipment.
 
Lost Dutchman State Park staff will be present to assist and direct visitors to the appropriate parking area and we are grateful to them.
 
Note  - Lost Dutchman State Park assesses a $7 per vehicle entrance fee, except for hosts, presenters and volunteers, unless you have an annual pass, which is good for ALL Arizona State Parks.  

You can purchase an annual pass at the park, or visit http://azstateparks.com/ for more information.  
 
For further Star Party information and details, see the schedule here: http://supermtnastro.com/  
 
And, again, for a map with directions and instructions, please visit: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions
 
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you under the stars.
 
William Shaheen                 
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
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Re: Public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park - Saturday, November 2, 2019

 

A minor correction on the Lost Dutchman Star Parties - Please note that the Park's pricing schedule has recently changed.
While the charge is still $7 per vehicle on the weekdays, the charge is now $10 per vehicle on the weekends, so anyone coming Saturday Nov. 2 will be charged $10 and not $7. 

Thank you.

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 1:18 PM SuperMtn Astro via Groups.Io <supermtnastro=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Saturday, November 2nd, we will host a regularly scheduled public Star Party, our 2nd of the new season, at Lost Dutchman State Park from 6:30 to 9:00pm MST. (Current schedule attached.)

The weather forecast looks great, maybe a little chilly in the evening, according to the current 10-day forecast, seen here:

We recommend checking the website, http://supermtnastro.com/ later in the week. If there are any changes, a notification email will be sent.

Instead of the usual Saguaro Day Use area parking lot that we've used in the past, we will be using an alternate site and Park staff will direct visitors to the correct location. Please see the Map and Directions page here: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions (the map is showing the old location - please follow Park Staff's directions).

The predicted temperature appears to be slightly cool in the evening. So, dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
 
Parking in the Observing area, where telescopes will be set-up, is reserved for club members who will be hosting and bringing equipment.
 
Lost Dutchman State Park staff will be present to assist and direct visitors to the appropriate parking area and we are grateful to them.
 
Note  - Lost Dutchman State Park assesses a $7 per vehicle entrance fee, except for hosts, presenters and volunteers, unless you have an annual pass, which is good for ALL Arizona State Parks.  

You can purchase an annual pass at the park, or visit http://azstateparks.com/ for more information.  
 
For further Star Party information and details, see the schedule here: http://supermtnastro.com/  
 
And, again, for a map with directions and instructions, please visit: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions
 
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you under the stars.
 
William Shaheen                 
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
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Email: supermtnastro@...



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Email: supermtnastro@...



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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League Special Event - Transit of Mercury

William Shaheen
 

Just a reminder, everybody. We'll be at Bashas' Plaza this morning fr the Transit of Mercury!

Bill

/William Shaheen/
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
(480) 684-2734
(480) 322-3076 (Mobile)


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Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 4:30 AM
Subject: [SuperMtnAstro-Notify] Superstition Mountain Astronomical League Special Event - Transit of Mercury
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Every so often, as you will see from the attachment by noted astronomer Bill Dellinges, one of the inboard planets (Mercury and Venus) passes between the Earth and the Sun along a direct line of sight. To observe this rare phenomenon, we've decided to conduct a SMAL Special Event to share with our friends on the Notification  list.

Please see Bill's attachment for full details. And, we look forward to sharing this fascinating event with you.

-- 
SuperMtnAstro (Owner/Moderator)
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
https://supermtnastro.com/
Email: supermtnastro@...



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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®

Public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park - Saturday, November 30, 2019

 

On Saturday, November 30th, we will (hopefully) host a regularly scheduled public Star Party, our 3rd of the current season, at Lost Dutchman State Park from 6:30 to 9:00pm MST. (Current schedule attached.)

At this point in time, the weather forecast looks questionable, according to the current 10-day forecast, seen here:

But, as many of you know, a clearing is possible on Saturday evening and we have at times in the past gone ahead under less than stellar conditions.  
So, we recommend checking the website, http://supermtnastro.com/ later in the week. If there are any changes, a notification email will be sent to this group by noon.

For this month, we will be using the Cholla Day Use Area and Park staff will direct visitors to the correct location. Please see the Map and Directions page here: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions (the map is showing the old Saguaro Day Use Area location - please follow Park Staff's directions when you arrive at the park).

The predicted temperature appears to be a very chilly in the evening. So, dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
 
Parking in the Observing area, where telescopes will be set-up, is reserved for club members who will be hosting and bringing equipment.
 
Lost Dutchman State Park staff will be present to assist and direct visitors to the appropriate parking area and we are grateful to them.
 
Note  - Lost Dutchman State Park assesses a $10 per vehicle entrance fee, except for hosts, presenters and volunteers, unless you have an annual pass, which is good for ALL Arizona State Parks.  

You can purchase an annual pass at the park, or visit http://azstateparks.com/ for more information.  
 
For further Star Party information and details, see the schedule here: http://supermtnastro.com/  
 
And, again, for a map with directions and instructions, please visit: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions
 
Thank you. And, as always, we look forward to seeing you under the stars.

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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
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Tonight's SP

William Shaheen
 

The star party scheduled for this evening (Saturday, November 30) at Lost Dutchman State Park is ON. Dress warm.  

Bill

/William Shaheen/
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
(480) 684-2734
(480) 322-3076 (Mobile)

Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 30-Nov-2019 - follow-up

William Shaheen
 

Here's the photo album from Saturday's star party

If you were there and have any feedback to offer, please send them along.

You can email wjshaheen@....

Bill

/William Shaheen/
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
(480) 684-2734
(480) 322-3076 (Mobile)

Re: [SuperMtnAstro] Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party 30-Nov-2019 - follow-up

William Shaheen
 


(Thanks, Connie!)


Bill

/William Shaheen/
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
(480) 684-2734
(480) 322-3076 (Mobile)


On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 1:09 PM William Shaheen via Groups.Io <wjshaheen=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Here's the photo album from Saturday's star party

If you were there and have any feedback to offer, please send them along.

You can email wjshaheen@....

Bill

/William Shaheen/
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
(480) 684-2734
(480) 322-3076 (Mobile)

Joining the Public Notification Group

William Shaheen
 

This morning, I suggested everyone join the Public Notification Group so we can have just one public notice that goes to everyone and so members could see what the public sees the way they see it.

The easiest way to do this is to visit https://supermtnastro.com/ and click on the link where it says, "To  be added to a notification list to receive emails of upcoming events, cancellations, or other notices, ​please visit our public Notification Group and submit your email address. 

Or, just click this direct link: Notification Group

If you get some sort of cryptic message it's probably because you are already a member.

Bill

Public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park - Saturday, December 28, 2019

 

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, we will (hopefully) host a regularly scheduled public Star Party, our 4th of the current season, at Lost Dutchman State Park from 6:30 to 9:00pm MST. (Current schedule attached.)

At this point in time, the weather forecast again looks questionable, according to the current 10-day forecast, seen here:
But, as we have seen in the past, it could be acceptably clear come Saturday evening. The temperature, however, is very concerning.

So, we recommend checking the website, http://supermtnastro.com/ later in the week. If there are any changes, a notification email will be sent to this group by noon.

As we did in November, we will be using the Cholla Day Use Area and Park staff will direct visitors to the correct location. Please see the Map and Directions page here: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions (the map is showing the old Saguaro Day Use Area location - please follow Park Staff's directions when you arrive at the park).

The predicted temperature appears to be a very chilly in the evening. So, dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
 
Parking in the Observing area, where telescopes will be set-up, is reserved for club members who will be hosting and bringing equipment.
 
Lost Dutchman State Park staff will be present to assist and direct visitors to the appropriate parking area and we are grateful to them.
 
Note  - Lost Dutchman State Park assesses a $10 per vehicle entrance fee, except for hosts, presenters and volunteers, unless you have an annual pass, which is good for ALL Arizona State Parks.  

You can purchase an annual pass at the park, or visit http://azstateparks.com/ for more information.  
 
For further Star Party information and details, see the schedule here: http://supermtnastro.com/  
 
And, again, for a map with directions and instructions, please visit: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions
 
Thank you. And, as always, we look forward to seeing you under the stars.

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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®
https://supermtnastro.com/
Email: supermtnastro@...



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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®

Star Party for this evening Canceled due to Weather

 

Not suprisingly, the Star Party for this evening has been canceled due to Weather.
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