Public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park - Saturday, January 20, 2018
On Saturday, January 20, we will conduct another regularly scheduled public Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. (Current schedule attached.) The weather is predicted to be mostly sunny, but chilly, according to the current 10-day forecast seen here: https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/az/gold-canyon?cm_ven=localwx_10day ;
As usual, we will be located in the Saguaro Day Use area parking lot.
Please see the Map and Directions page here: http://supermtnastro.com/maps-directions
Dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
We do ask that visitors park in either the Cholla Day Use area or its Overflow Parking Lot, across the road (see link to map above) and not drive through the telescope observing area, in order to avoid the distraction of headlights.
Parking in the Saguaro Day Use area, where telescopes will be set-up, is reserved for club members who will be hosting and bringing equipment.
State Park staff will be present to assist and direct visitors to the appropriate parking area.
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, including Boyce-Thompson Arboretum.
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.
Superstition Mountain Astronomical League
Regrettably, but not surprisingly, we will cancel tonight's star party at Lost Dutchman State Park.
Hope to see you at Peralta Trail Elementary School on Feb. 17th at 7:30pm.
Bill Shaheen, on behalf of the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League