UPDATE: Due to a very unfavorable weather forecast, the Findley State Park star party has been canceled. We hope to try again in September! — Aug. 5, 2011
CAA will host a star party on the beach at Findley State Park from 9 PM to midnight (or so) on Saturday, August 6. Mike Williams, Jay Reynolds, and Bill Murmann plan to participate and of course welcome any other club members who would like to join us. Speaking from experience, Mike and Jay say that this is a great dark-sky site. Park Naturalist Roger Nikiforow said we could expect somewhere between 100 and 200 people for the program. The concession stand will be kept open before and during our star party. Roger will be giving a presentation about astronomy from 7-8 p.m. in the nature center, and will join us with his telescope around 8:30 p.m. CAA members are encouraged to attend and bring their own telescopes; a limited number of reserved camping spots have been set aside for participating CAA members. Everyone’s invited!