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Red River Astronomy Club
PO Box 3392
Texarkana, TX 75504

Ark-La-Tex Star Party
September 21-24, 2006
Early Registration ends Friday September 8, 2006

 Red River Astronomy Club will host a four day Star Party beginning September 21st and concluding , Sept. 24th., 2006 at our  club  property located 13 miles west of Nashville, Ark.  The Star Party will have dark skies, plenty of camping space, vendors (Rex's Astro Stuff), PhD and amateur presentations, meals , T-shirts, swap meet, showers, electricity, door prizes, and if cloudy, movies on a 72 inch screen indoors.  Even though we have probably the darkest skies in Arkansas our property is located on a county road and may see one or two cars a night but most of the time none. We are working on a detour with the local residents.

Some of the sponsor door prizes include

Celestron - Computer controlled Telescope
Meade Instruments - Deep Sky Pro I Color Imaging camera
Software Bisque - The Sky 6 Astronomy Software
Televue - Eyepiece

Also: Kendrick, Astronomical Society of the Pacific and Orion - plus more to
come. Must be present at the drawing.

Scheduled Speakers:

Friday 3:30-5:00pm

             CCD imaging Workshop - John Reed and Chris Lasley
Friday  7:00pm

Guest Speaker - Dr. Derek Sears - Cosmochemistry
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Saturday 4:00pm

Guest Speakers - Dr. Charles Leming Click here for Bio Page
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

Gurdon Lights - T.V. series "Unsolved Mysteries"

Saturday 7:00pm

Special Guest Speaker - Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky Click Here for Bio Page

Host Red River Astronomy Club
Co-Sponsor - American Astronomical Society
Co-Sponsor - UCCUA

(subject to change, check web page for updates for updates)

Preregistration Ends September 8  -   Four day admission $35. $10 each additional family member. One day pass $15
Late Registration after September 8  - $50  One day pass $20 Meals $7 each, Friday 2, Saturday 2. 
Meals must be ordered by September 20

T-shirts available at pre-registration only $15

Schedule (check back for updates, subject to change)

ArkLaTex Star Party schedule:

Thursday, Sept 21st, 2006

11:00am - Gate opens
2:00pm - 4:00pm - visitation classroom (movies)
5:00pm - 6:30pm - Smoker available for use
6:30pm - Registration
7:00pm - 8:30pm - visitation classroom
9:00pm - Gate locked, light restriction enforced

Friday, Sept. 22nd, 2006

11:30am - 12:00 Registration
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch - Meals are by pre-registration only
1:30pm - 3:30pm To be announced
3:30pm - 5:00pm CCD Imaging Work Shop / Q&A
5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner -prepaid
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dr. Derek Sears - Cosmochemistry
9:00pm - Gate locked, light restriction enforced

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2006

11:30am - 12:00pm Registration
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch - pre-paid only
1:30pm - 3:30pm To be announced
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Swap Meet
4:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Charles Leming - Gurdon lights
5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner - Prepaid only
7:00pm - 8:00pm Special Guest Speaker (NASA)
8:00pm - Second ArkLaTex Give Away Drawing
9:00pm Gate locked, Light restriction enforced

Sunday, Sept. 23th. 2006

2:00pm ArkLaTex Star Party ends, Gate locked

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