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Tuesday, June 24 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Star Parties

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On any night during which the sky is sufficiently clear, I will host a star party using my Celestron 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Stellarium running on my laptop, so that others can determine, at a glance, the celestial objects that are above the horizon at that place and time. I will also introduce others to astrophotography by mounting my Canon DSLR camera to the back of the telescope. This is an ideal time and place for a star party, since we will be at high elevation and away from light pollution, and Porcfest XI occurs during a new moon (ensuring dark skies). There are a lot of nice deep sky objects visible in late June.

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Matt Genack

I have a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, with a course emphasis on electromagnetics and masters research in vacuum electronics (specifically, traveling wave tubes (TWTs)). I have an Extra level amateur radio license (my call sign is KI4STB) from the FCC, and have contacted... Read More →

Tuesday June 24, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Upper Picnic Tent

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