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Thursday, June 26 • 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 ham radio operators across North America and Europe on the 20 meter band with my 100 Watt transceiver and a homemade antenna from my former apartment residence in... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

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