CVAS
NWSF
Aug 1-3, 2003

Images shot on Fri-Sun Aug 1st-3rd, 2003.
Shot with a Sony DCR-TVR350
Green Tinted ones shot in 'NightShot' Mode.

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Fri Aug 1st, 2003


Hobbs Sign

NWSF Sign

Michael Kaupser sets up

Observing Field - West

Observing Field - NW

Observing Field - North

Observing Field - NE

Observing Field - East

Dealers Table Display

Dealers Table Display

Dealers Table Display

Dealers Table Display

Dealers Table Display

Dealers Table Display

Capt Ursula Minor from Lands' End
(Discontinued) ;(

Capt Ursula Minor

Capt Ursula Minor

Astro Photos

Astro Photos

Lunar Photos

Waiting for Snack time

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Sat Aug 2nd, 2003


Observing Field

Observing Field

Observing Field

Observing Field

Observing Field

Observing Field

Thunderstorm

Soggy Field

???, Scott and Dave

The Moritz's

Gene & Charlette DuPree

Gene & Charlette DuPree

Gene & Charlette DuPree

MASers Waiting for dark

Waiting for dark

Draining the eyepiece tray

Group Photo Pan #1

Group Photo Pan #1

Group Photo Pan #1

Group Photo Pan #1

Group Photo Pan #2

Group Photo Pan #2

Group Photo Pan #2

Group Photo Pan #2

Group Photo Pan #2

Setting up A/V for Dr Nathan Miller

Dr Nathan Miller

Dr Nathan Miller of U of WI talks of his Chandra research

Door Prize Winner

Swap meet scope

Moon over Hobbs

Sun Aug 3rd, 2003


Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Pancake breakfast

Breakfast crew

Pancake breakfast

The Broses

The Runkles

Dr Nathan Miller & jr

Bert Moritz cooks

Bert Moritz cooks

Bert Moritz cooks

Sandy Tomczak

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

Packing Up

MOON MAD

Radio Telescope Control Rm

Radio Telescope Control Rm

Radio Telescope Dish

Radio Telescope Feed Horns

Radio Telescope Feed Horns

Radio Telescope Feed Horns

Radio Telescope Feed Horns

Radio Telescope Feed Horns

61st World Science Fiction Convention Poster

Star Fest Information
Join us at the 15th annual Northwoods Starfest, August 1-3,   2003, at Hobbs Observatory near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

Hobbs Observatory is part of the Beaver Creek Reserve (BCR). Recreational possibilities include the Eau Claire County Youth Camp, the Wise Nature Center, hiking trails, and bicycling. 
 

For maps to the observatory
 

Hobbs Observatory has two domes, one with a 24-inch f/5 reflector and the other with a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain. There is a large meeting area where some talks and presentations take place. There is a large auditorium located at the Nature Center.  There is a large field in front of the observatory to set up for observing. The skies are quite dark. 

C.V.A.S. has reserved the Youth Camp for Starfest use. The camp has five cabins and the Cedar Lodge. The cabins sleep 20; the lodge, up to 40. Cabins have bunk style beds and mattresses. You will need to bring sleeping bags and pillows. Showers are available for all guests, but bring your own towels. Tenting and camper spaces are also available. 

If you are interested in a swap fest, bring whatever astronomical goodies you want to get rid of.   Also, if you have slides, a talk, or a video that you would like to show, bring them with you. 

Look around the CVAS web page for more information about the C.V.A.S. and Hobbs Observatory. 
 



 

Agenda

Friday, August 1st

5 pm -- Registration 

 -  8:00 PM     Featured Speaker
Greg Furtman,  CVAS
"Telescope Mirror Making"

 9 pm -- Observing Session 

Midnight -- Snack 
 
 

Saturday, August 2nd

10 am to 12  -- Brunch, Registration 

1 pm -- Paper Sessions 

4 pm -- Swap Fest

5:30 pm --Dinner 

6:30 pm  - Door Prizes - Dining Hall - Must be present to win

7:30 pm  - Group Photo in front of the observatory

-  8:00 PM       Featured Speaker 

NATHAN MILLER - UWEC
"Putting on our X-Ray Glasses: Seeing Old Celestial Friends in a New Light"

9:30 pm -- Observing Session 

Midnight -- Snack 
 
 

Sunday, August  3rd

8 am -- Breakfast 

Noon -- Checkout 
 

Paper Session
An informal paper session is planned for Saturday afternoon. If you have something to share: slides, a video tape, a unique telescope, or anything else that people might enjoy, we encourage you to sign up. 
 

Registration
The registration fee is $50 per person until July 18th(postmark date) . It is $60 after that. The fee includes registration, meals and snacks, lodging or camping fees, and speakers' fees. 

If you plan to bring a camper, park in the field adjacent to the observatory. There are a few electrical outlets available outside the observatory for your use. WE NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BRING AN RV SINCE WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE FOR THEM !!

Please let us know if you have any other special needs before Starfest and we'll do our best to accommodate  them. For hotel/motel information for the area call the Eau Claire Visitors Bureau at (715)-831-2345. 

For more information, contact Hobbs Observatory at (715)-877-2787  or Bert Moritz at (715)-835-4034. Please let us know in advance if you are coming to help us with meal planning. 



Ben Huset
CVAS Member

Photos by Ben Huset

Last revision Aug 3, 2003
by Ben

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