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Public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park - Saturday, February 1, 2020

 

The weather forecast looks very promising for the upcoming star party, according to the current 10-day forecast, seen here:
But, as we have seen in the past, things could change. 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 (lugging) 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. There may be some exceptions. So, check with the Park.   

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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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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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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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

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

William Shaheen
 


(Thanks, Connie!)


Bill

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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®
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(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/
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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

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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 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®
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From: SuperMtn Astro via Groups.Io <supermtnastro=gmail.com@groups.io>
Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 4:30 AM
Subject: [SuperMtnAstro-Notify] Superstition Mountain Astronomical League Special Event - Transit of Mercury
To: <SuperMtnAstro-Notify@groups.io>


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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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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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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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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Email: supermtnastro@...



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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



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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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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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Saturday, October 5 Star Party Cancellation

 

Due to logistical difficulties encountered with the gate at the school yard, we regrettably need to cancel the Star Party at Peralta Trail Elementary School scheduled for Saturday, October 5th.

Hope to see you on Saturday, November 2nd at Lost Dutchman State Park.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Public Star Party at Peralta Trail Elementary School - Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

Correction to previous email: the date of the upcoming star party is Saturday, October 5th

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I.e., 
Welcome to Fall and our first event of the 2019-2020 observing season. On Saturday, October 5th, we will host a regularly scheduled public star party at Peralta Trail Elementary School from 7:00 to 9:00pm.   

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Public Star Party at Peralta Trail Elementary School - Saturday, September 4, 2019

 

Welcome to Fall and our first event of the 2019-2020 observing season. On Saturday, September 4th, we will host a regularly scheduled public star party at Peralta Trail Elementary School from 7:00 to 9:00pm. 

At this point, the weather looks very promising with evening temperatures in the 60s to low 70s. 

The Moon will be 50% illuminated (First Quarter) and as such will provide us with terrific views of lunar craters along what's called the "terminator" (the shadow line separating lunar day and night). Saturn will be visible a short 3° to the upper right of the Moon and should make for a beautiful pairing, even without a telescope; in fact especially without a telescope (bring binoculars if you can.) As the Moon and Saturn settle in the Western sky, Cygnus the Swan will be easily visible, along with the Milky Way, and a nice telescopic target - M27, the Dumbell Nebula, along with the rich star fields and nebulae towards the center of the Galaxy. 

For a recap of the current status and schedule, visit: http://supermtnastro.com/  (Current schedule attached.)
   
The event will be at the same Peralta Trail Elementary School location as in the past, on the basketball court. But, please park in the school parking lot.
               
For a map with directions and instructions, visit: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-and-directions (Scroll down to the Peralta location).
Dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
While at the website, be sure to check out our updated Meet the Astronomers page to see what they look like when not peering into an eyepiece, in the dark.
    
The directions to park in the school parking lot are intended for the visiting public. Members bringing telescopes and other equipment may drive through the gate and park in the observing area, i.e., the basketball court. Please arrive before dark.

For those needing handicap access, you may drive through the gate and park on the left, before reaching the observing area on the basketball court.
Although, in that case, we do ask that you arrive before dark so your headlights will not pose a distraction.  
           
 
For further Star Party information and details, see the schedule  here: http://supermtnastro.com/  
 
And, again, for a map and directions, see: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions

Thank you and as always we look forward to seeing you under the stars.

William Shaheen,on behalf of our Observers                 
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®    

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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League 2019-2020 Schedule of Events

 

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League is again pleased to submit to the community its public schedule for the 2019-2020 astronomical observing season.
This will be our 9th season of proudly hosting these events, the first being in 2010. The club was founded in 2009. For those of you new to the process, an email will be sent each month with details of the upcoming star party.

In response to the enormously gratifying and growing attendance at Lost Dutchman State Park in recent months, we're going to do things a little differently this season.
Rather than alternate locations between Peralta Trail Elementary School and Lost Dutchman State Park, we will host the Lost Dutchman State Park events in the late Fall, Winter and early Spring when we have our winter members available to participate with their telescopes. And, the October, April and May sessions will be held at the Peralta Trail elementary School.
We will of course continue to support the school's STEAM night, which is hosted by the school staff. We have also invited members of the
East Valley Astronomy Club, with its several veteran observers, to join us.   

All events listed in the attached schedule are open to the public, of course. Note that the Lost Dutchman State Park has a per vehicle entrance fee, unless you have a park pass, which is a bargain in itself. The annual pass also gets you access to all Arizona State Parks.  You can learn more by visiting: http://azstateparks.com/   

We also now have a Facebook Group - the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League Group, which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721513788308145/ .
This FB group will enable anyone to leave comments, questions or star party feedback and will have a link to our main portal website, https://supermtnastro.com/ .

Special event: Transit of Mercury November 11th.
We are in the process of planning a special event - the planet Mercury passing in front of the Sun. We had similar observing events (can't really call it a "star party", even though the Sun is a star) in 2012 for the Transit of Venus and in 2016 for another transit of Mercury. Details to follow by way of the Notification email group and, of course, Facebook.

As usual, there may be as yet unscheduled (yet-to-be-scheduled) activities, such as Sun Parties (for solar observing) and a possible asteroid fly-by.
To be informed of these “impromptu” happenings, please join our public Notification group by visiting https://groups.io/g/SuperMtnAstro-Notify/join and submitting your email address.

Lastly, we have an email address to respond to any questions/comments: supermtnastro@... , shown below, and you can contact us at that address.

Local newspaper editors (CC'ed) are requested to publish a notice prior to each event. If you wish me to send you a request/reminder in advance of each event, just let me know. 
 
We look forward to seeing you under the stars.

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Re: Fw: Aug 3 - Perseid Tips, Top Stories

William Shaheen
 

This was also sent to our community Notify group.

Bill

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On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 5:14 AM SuperMtn Astro via Groups.Io <supermtnastro=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Passing along the August edition of a very informative monthly e-magazine many of us in the club receive. 
You can subscribe to your own copy using this button Click here to get your own subscription!  (If this does not come through as a link, you can find it near the bottom.)



From: EarthSky News <deborahbyrd@...>
Subject: Aug 3 - Perseid Tips, Top Stories
 
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Top 10 tips for watching 2019's Perseid meteors
The 2019 Perseid meteor shower will likely peak before dawn August 11, 12 and 13, unfortunately under the light of a bright moon. But the shower is already rising to its peak. Tips here for getting the most from this year's Perseid shower.
Chandrayaan-2 successfully completes 3rd orbit-raising maneuver
India's 2nd moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, successfully carried out its 3rd orbit-raising maneuver last Monday. Its goal is to land on the moon September 7. Read more.
August guide to the bright planets
You can easily find Jupiter and Saturn at nightfall this month. They stay out well into the night. Look for Mercury as the morning darkness gives way to dawn. Mars and Venus are lost in the sun's glare all month. Read more.
More top stories

ESA and ESO confirm asteroid will miss Earth in September

Perseid meteors 2019: All you need to know

Delta Aquariid meteors peak around now

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Dark Rift in the Milky Way

Meet a family of NASA space robots

Joshua trees facing extinction

Why do birds sing?

How fireflies glow, and what signals they’re sending
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Fw: Aug 3 - Perseid Tips, Top Stories

 

Passing along the August edition of a very informative monthly e-magazine many of us in the club receive. 
You can subscribe to your own copy using this button Click here to get your own subscription!  (If this does not come through as a link, you can find it near the bottom.)



From: EarthSky News <deborahbyrd@...>
Subject: Aug 3 - Perseid Tips, Top Stories
 
Aug 3
Perseid Tips,
Top Stories
FaceBookShare
TwitterShare
color-instagram-96.png
color-link-96.png
Becky Gillum captured Perseid meteors over the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina in August 2018. Share your 2019 meteor photos with EarthSky.
Top 10 tips for watching 2019's Perseid meteors
The 2019 Perseid meteor shower will likely peak before dawn August 11, 12 and 13, unfortunately under the light of a bright moon. But the shower is already rising to its peak. Tips here for getting the most from this year's Perseid shower.
Chandrayaan-2 successfully completes 3rd orbit-raising maneuver
India's 2nd moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, successfully carried out its 3rd orbit-raising maneuver last Monday. Its goal is to land on the moon September 7. Read more.
August guide to the bright planets
You can easily find Jupiter and Saturn at nightfall this month. They stay out well into the night. Look for Mercury as the morning darkness gives way to dawn. Mars and Venus are lost in the sun's glare all month. Read more.
More top stories

ESA and ESO confirm asteroid will miss Earth in September

Perseid meteors 2019: All you need to know

Delta Aquariid meteors peak around now

The black hole disk that shouldn't exist

Dark Rift in the Milky Way

Meet a family of NASA space robots

Joshua trees facing extinction

Why do birds sing?

How fireflies glow, and what signals they’re sending
Thank you all for shopping at The EarthSky Store! Your support helps EarthSky keep going.

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In early August … Spot the young moon
The moon will be easily visible to all this weekend, a lovely sight in the western twilight sky. Watch for the soft glow of earthshine on the dark side of the crescent moon. Read more
Top 10 tips for watching 2019's Perseid meteors
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Our friend Steven Sweet of the popular Facebook page Lunar 101-Moon Book caught the returning young moon last night from Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Thanks, Steven! It's this very moon that'll have waxed to a gibbous phase - more than half lighted but less than full - to appear bright in the sky on the mornings of the Perseids' 2019 peak. Here's how to get the most from this year's shower.
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Superstition Mountain Astronomical League®