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    Cool Star Party at school... hey I can hang over there

    So I'm a member of the San Antonio Astronomy Assoc. and we do many school outreach events throughout San Antonio. Our biggest event by far is the NISD Young Astronaut's Stargaze. On that night we have 1,200 fifth graders come in shifts of about 200 each every 20 minutes or so. I got my telescope set up way early so I decided to hang out for a while before the madness started. I used my ENO DN and the Kammock Python Straps. A fellow astronomer wanted to try of the ENO DN so I let her.

    Here are the photos from Friday (2/22/13):
    Lightpole+basketball hoop=nice




    My view from the ENO DN as other astronomers Set up:




    Another future hanger tries out my Hammock:




    My three telescopes: two 10" dobsonians and one 4.5" f/8 home built.
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    Wow, that looks like it was fun! Any you may have converted a few, or at least exposed them to hammocks and stars.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    It looks like a fun time, I wish that I had a telescope like that

    You might think about adding a CRL for a more constant sag when hanging from different distances.

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    Looks like it was fun again Matt! Nice to see the club out and showing the Texas skies to the kids!
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    Re: Star Party at school... hey I can hang over there

    I didn't get my invite bro... I want to look at the stars too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I didn't get my invite bro... I want to look at the stars too...
    School events are Private events. But you can catch us at McAllister Park every Wednesday night the weather looks good near the lower bee tree soccer field.
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    Re: Star Party at school... hey I can hang over there

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew2000tx View Post
    School events are Private events. But you can catch us at McAllister Park every Wednesday night the weather looks good near the lower bee tree soccer field.
    You may regret that invite...
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    Senior Member matthew2000tx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    You may regret that invite...
    truth be told I rarely go to the park because it's too far from my house or you're welcome to attend
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