CVAS
NWSF
Aug 13-15th, 2004

Images shot on Fri-Sun Aug 13th-15th, 2004.
Shot with a Sony DCR-TVR350 and ASA800 Fuji Film with a Minolta 28mm, F2.8. Exp Times 30-90 secs and with a Kodak CX7300
Green Tinted ones shot in 'NightShot' Mode.

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Fri Aug. 13th, 2004


CVAS's NWSF

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Greg's Mirror Grinding

Greg's Mirror Grinding

MN SFS's MER Rover

Bert introduces the speaker

Phil Ihinger

Title slide

Crowd Pan 1

Crowd Pan 2

Crowd Pan 3

Phil Ihinger gets a token of appreciaton

Phil Ihinger gets a token of appreciaton

Phil Ihinger

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Party viewer

Star Lapse 1

Star Lapse 2

Star Lapse 3

Star Lapse 4

Star Lapse

Stars/gazers streaks

Rover guards the snacks

Snack Prep

Snack Prep

Snack Prep

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Sat Aug. 14th, 2004


Dawn Pan 1

Dawn Pan 2

Dawn Pan 3

Dawn Pan 4

Dawn Pan 6

Dawn Pan 7

Dawn Pan 8

Caption

Mirror Fan

Caption

Solar Scope

Solar Scope

Solar Scope

Solar Scope

DuPree Sign

Dewed scope

Inflating 3D Balloon Star Map

3D Balloon Star Map

3D Balloon Star Map

Ben & 3D Balloon Star Map

3D Balloon Star Map
3D Star Map - 20 light year cube
scale 1ft=1 light year
Earth/Sol @ center - To Polaris=UP

Solar H-alpha viewing

Camp grounds

Solar H-Alpha scope

Sat PM pan

Sat PM pan

Sat PM pan

Sat PM pan

3D Star Map

3D Star Map

3D Star Map

South Pan

South Pan

South Pan

South Pan

Radio Astronomers Peter Peloquin and Chuck Forrester

Sat Speaker Sched

Ray checks the Speaker Sched

Bert introduces Chuck

Radio Astronomer Chuck Forrester - 'Hobbs Radio Telescope Project'

Kent Vollmar 'Night sky network'

Jim Schaff - 'Very Basic Astro Photography'

Ed Henry - 'Web Camera Imaging'

3D Star Map

MN SFS's MER Rover

MN SFS's MER Rover

MN SFS's MER Rover

swap meet

swap meet

Michael Dziak prints another astro shirt

Auto trim design wares

Auto trim design's Michael Dziak prints another shirt

Bert watches the grinding

Greg grinds

Greg explains his grinder

Dinner Diners

Dinner Diners

Cooks

Dinner Diners

Dinner Diners

Dinner Diners

Door Prizes

Door Prizes

Door Prizes

Door Prizes

Cooks

Cooks

Dinner Diners

NCRAL 2005

NCRAL 2006

Ray & Greg drawing door prizes

Winner

Winner

Winner

Winner

Group Photo pan

Group Photo pan

Group Photo pan

Group Photo pan

Group Photo Photographers

Bert takes 'THE' photo

Beam Scope

Beam Scope

Beam Scope

Caption

Caption

Caption

Nature Center

Lauren Likkel

Title Slide

Taurus rising

Setting Summer Triange

Setting Summer Triange

Perseus

Star gazer streaks

Setting Hercules

Auriga

Auriga streaks

Sunday Aug. 15th, 2004


Caption

Auto trim design packs up

Greg's Grinder all set to go

Cleaning up

Bert -- Chief cook & Bottle washer

Packing up

Packing up

Packing up

Packing up

Packing up

Bert mopping up

Bert mopping up



Northwoods Starfest   2004


Hobbs Observatory, Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, Wisconsin 

August 13-15,  2004 

Sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society   (C.V.A.S.)



Star Fest Information
Join us at the 16th annual Northwoods Starfest, August 13th to 15th   2004, 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.

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 13th

5 pm -- Registration 

8:00 PM     Phil Ihinger -- Life on Mars?

9 pm -- Observing Session 

Midnight -- Snack 
 
 

Saturday, August 14th

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 - Lauren Likkel - 'Deaf Astronomers and Variable Stars'

9:30 pm -- Observing Session 

Midnight -- Snack 
 
 

Sunday, August  15th

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

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