Stargazing through the Thunderdome


#1

One of my many favorite things about CFT is the stargazing. Last year’s sky was amazing to behold, and this year I’d love for us to have a more organized viewing and appreciation of those celestial bodies!

Telescopes, binoculars, red-lights, and star charts, show us what you got!


#2

i would like to host a happening on this very subject, preferably more than one night!
I’m going to try to wrangle up some extra red lights, and see if i can’t spruce up my old telescope and tripod. I would GREATLY encourage others to bring a telescope, binoculars, and perhaps a favorite book (even farmer’s almanac) to help them find a cool celestial body they’d like to share with everyone during the viewing.
I’m considering trying to host them on friday and saturday night around blue camp, or a walk out some place without campers. I’d hate to disturb anyone, but I would like it to be a relatively easy place to get to so passers by can participate too.


#3

We talked about doing this last time but never did so proper! Gotta make a point to get some real stargazing in. <3

Dog this would be a perfect happening, too!


#4

Probably not a huge amount of light pollution out in the gravel parking area, and you could lay out a red ring on the ground to draw attention to your happening?


#5

Don’t forget Google Sky!


#6

oh crap, i totally had. this is a good suggestion!


#7

This sounds amazing! I haven’t really done any stargazing since my parents used to drag me to the Oregon StarParty in the Ochoco Mountains.

It’s be a lot of fun to figure out where all of the weird constellations are again!


#8

I never thought of this. Thanks for mentioning it.
I would love to do some stargazing at CFT.


#9

I’ll definitely be bringing my binoculars and star chart again this year.


#10

I can bring a small telescope, tripod and my binoculars, too.


#12

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