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DDK

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CalStar registration is now open
« on: August 11, 2015, 11:57:00 PM »
Yep, you can sign up for CalStar right now. Go to
http://calstar.observers.org/
The links are very clear. Charlie Wicks, Richard Ozer and Jane Smith get credit for the setup.

10-13 September at Whisper Canyon, not far from Lake San Antonio.
Say it with me, very quietly, Whiiisssper Canyon.
Clear simple directions to the place are also on the website.

You might not want to dawdle. Unlike our overflow lot at Lake San Antonio, Whisper Canyon has a finite number of spots available.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/calstar-announce/join
will continue to be ground central and first source for details.
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 10:07:14 PM »
Plenty of yurts still available for all you hordes (hoards) of Mongols.
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 11:38:40 PM »
We are registered!!
Thank you Charlie, Richard, Jane, and Jamie for wrangling all the logistics and registration stuff.
See you at Whisper Canyon!

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 06:04:34 PM »
I'm in. Thanks to all of those who I know put a lot of time into making it happen this year!

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Peter Natscher

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 09:12:51 AM »
Questions:

1. How many people will be allowed to register?
2. Where on the CalStar site map will the telescope field be located?
3. Where on the map do the tent campers set up?
4. Where would a car camper (one who sleeps in their vehicle, no tent) park?

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 10:52:56 AM »
Also, where will the "observer" (darkest, no lights) and "imaging" areas be located inside of the telescope setup area?  Will there be these areas or is the telescope setup area too small to do this?

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 11:16:10 PM »
Peter, lemme take a crack at your questions:
The limit I believe is set by Whisper Canyon, it won't be overcrowded. My memory is around 75 people.
Scopes can be set up anywhere a person likes. It's a huge area with plenty of clear level space. The area marked Playing Field will likely be a favorite.
A person can camp wherever they like. Find a handy spot with shade. Same for cars, park and sleep where you find a spot. Again, lots of room there. You can book a yurt, Genghis!
We won't be near enough organized to have imaging and observer areas. Get ahold of our good buddy Rob Hawley and see if you can get him to set up signs. Or of course you could take this on, Natscher.
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 01:16:06 PM »
About space at Whiisssper Canyon, Larry the guy there took us past the trees in the central area, and showed us this big ole area where he said anyone can set up. Open ground, easy access. So there is no lack of space; anyone who wants to get away from the middling madding crowd can do that.
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2015, 06:06:18 PM »
Because we had to register for Cal Star this year is there a starting time for check-in.

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 10:15:28 PM »
There are only a couple of spots left! Signup now, or resign thyself to live sadly, with only the memories from others to while away the pain.
Rich Ozer of the Ozer clan.

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 02:25:22 PM »
Robert Trower asked -
"Because we had to register for Cal Star this year is there a starting time for check-in."

And I dawdled to see if anyone else had an answer. Realistically, honestly, just come ahead. a) we can't expect hordes of crashers, and b) there's no way to set up an entry gate there anyway. The idea of a starting time for CalStar is still making my head spin a little.
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 04:44:02 PM »
Yeah. What do you think this is?  GSSP?
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 05:06:09 PM »
Precisely. Rozerman, once again you have hit the nail on the head.
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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 08:22:51 PM »
It's a legitimate question. A simple yes or no would have sufficed. The first CalStar that ever took place you had to register for and they checked you in once you first arrived. Your sarcasam is uncalled for and not appropriate. I cringe to think how you speak to others in your lives if this is how you respond to someone you don't know. There will be no dawdling on my part as i say goodby TAC!

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Re: CalStar registration is now open
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 09:45:52 PM »
For the record, the first CalStar, in 2000, had no registration whatsoever. A bunch of us showed up on an agreed date, being all excited about this newly discovered spot, from the spring just before. There has never been a check-in nor prepay before.

And if Mr Trower is by any chance still on this forum, that wasn't sarcasm but silliness, in no way directed at you. Was intended to convey informality. If only Wicks hadn't completely outdawdled me.
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