Posted Friday, May 29, 2009

Save the date: Star Party

Star Trails

By Jeff McGrath

Saturday June 13th, 2009, we will be going out to Stansbury Park (near Tooele) for Star Trail Shots.

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society will be hosting a Star Party at the Stansbury Park Observatory in the evening. Members of SLAS and other enthusiasts bring out their telescopes for the public to look through in addition to the telescopes at the observatory. Check out Saturns Rings or Jupiters Moons while you wait for your Star Trails Bulb shot to complete.

We will be meeting out there at 9:00pm, where I will introduce you to the Vice President of the SLAS. This should also give us enough time so we can be set up by 9:30. Around 10:00pm is about when the stars should really start to shine. Typically the star parties last until 11:00pm, but the ending time for this is still TDB.

You can find Maps to the Observatory on SLAS's website:
slas.us/maps/SPOCMAP.HTM
slas.us/images/MAPS/SPOC_Map.gif (printable)

Once again, the details:
* Stansbury Park Observatory (Not Island)
* June 13th (Saturday)
* 9:00pm

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