NorthWoods Starfest 2000

Hobbs Observatory
Fall Creek, WI

The Aug 4-6th, 2000 NorthWoods Starfest at the Hobbs Observatory with the Chippewa Valley ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

With featured sat night speaker John Dobson to a sold out crowd.
Dobson religiously believes in making telescopes with the simplest materials and by the simplest procedures. He spoke of amateur telescope making and his views on cosmology.

Some of his on-line writing are here @ magicpubs.com.

It doesn't matter that you might not agree with him, but it does matter that you think about it.

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Fri Night setup
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Fri Night setup
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Fri Night Starparty
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Fri Night Starparty
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CCD telescope controls
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Fri Night Starparty
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Fri Night Starparty
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20 inch Obsession telescope
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Big Dipper over Hobbs
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Ursa Major over Hobbs
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Casseopia over Hobbs
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Big Dipper over Hobbs
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Composite Crowd 1-4

Sat Night Crowd 1

Sat Night Crowd 2

Sat Night Crowd 3

Sat Night Crowd 4
Lots of Good Door Prizes
Drawing Door Prizes
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Drawing a door prize winner
Its another Night Sky Beach Ball

Composite John Dobson & Audience 1& 2

John Dobson & Audience 1

John Dobson & Audience 2

John Dobson

John Dobson

John Dobson

John Dobson

John Dobson

John Dobson

John Dobson

John Dobson and Audience

John Dobson speaks
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John Dobson speaks
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BCNR Quiltwork
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John Dobson answers questions
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Michael Kauper & John Dobson

John Dobson fields questions

John Dobson fields more questions

Ben Huset & John Dobson

John Dobson fields still more questions

John Dobson

'Midnight Snack'
'Sleep'
(not pictured here)

Sunday Breakfast line

Sunday Breakfast diners

Pancakes by David Olmstead

Pancakes by Bert Moritz

??? & John Tredwell checking the hashbrowns

Sunday Breakfast diners

Michael Kauper

Michael Kauper & Jim Russell

Bumper Stickers

Bumper Stickers

George Stecher and ?? sets up a heliostat for Solar Spectra Observing

?? observes some Solar Spectra

Jon Huset does some Solar Spectra Observing
See you next year!

Photos (C) by Ben Huset August 2000
Shooting with Sony Maciva and 28mm f2.8 Minolta with 800 ASA Film.

Last revision August 13, 2000
by Ben
Counter started August 13, 2000 ;hits counter-
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