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August 13th-15th, 2010

Northwoods Starfest   2010

Hobbs Observatory

Beaver Creek Reserve

Fall Creek, Wisconsin

August  13 - 15,   2010 

Sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society   (C.V.A.S.)
More pics at:
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Saturday Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
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Images shot on August 13th, 2010.
Shot with a Nikon D40

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Friday Weather Radar @ http://wunderground.com/

More pics at:
Friday
Saturday Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Sunday


 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, August 13th

5 pm -- Registration 

5:30pm -- Brats and Hot Dogs in front of the observatory
                Cost not included in the registration fee!

 -  8:00 PM     Featured Speaker

Richard Hudson
Director of Science Production at Twin Cities Public Television
St. Paul, Minnesota

“400 Years in Two Hours: Bringing the history of the telescope to NOVA in Hunting the Edge of Space.” 
 
The perils and pitfalls of making of a film in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the telescope and the transformation of science documentaries.

Richard started at TPT – then KTCA – with Newton’s Apple,  where he was Series Producer and then Executive Producer. For his accomplishments in communicating science to the public, he was awarded the Faraday Prize by the National Science Teachers Association in 2004.
Richard now oversees both adult and children’s science programs. His recent PBS series include DragonflyTV, Make and, most recently, SciGirls. He also oversees science documentaries, including the recent two-hour special for NOVA on the history of the telescope, Hunting the Edge of Space.
He Executive Produced Transistorized!, a documentary on the invention of the transistor, which won the AAAS Science Journalism prize, and a two-hour special, Exploring Time, a special on research and the powers of ten in time. He  also served as TPT’s Executive Producer for other NOVA documentaries, including Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold, Dying to be Thin, on eating disorders, and Flood!, on the 1993 Mississippi disaster.
Richard has been involved in amateur astronomy for the last 15 years. He observes from his back yard near Marine St. Croix, but enjoys visiting distant star parties – Stellafane, Nebraska Star Party, Table Mountain, and the best of all, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.
 


9 pm -- Observing Session 

Midnight -- Snack 
 
 

Saturday, August 14th

10 am to 12  -- Brunch, Registration 

1 pm -- Paper Sessions 
                Northwoods Star Party Talks              

                Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) talks

                Details available at registration

4 pm -- Swap Fest in the observatory

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 

Bob King
Extreme Cosmic Makeover: How the Stars can change your Life

We'll explore how spending time under the stars can help us make a connection between the larger universe and our inner lives

Bob attended the University of Illinois with a degree in German, and has worked as a newspaper photographer since the mid-70s. He has been at the Duluth News Tribune as a photographer and photo editor since '79.
Bob has been  interested in astronomy since age 10 or 11, and  teaches community education astronomy.  Bob writes the popular   Astro Bob  blog pretty much daily since the Feb. 2008 total lunar eclipse. Bob is a member of the AAVSO (American Assn. of Variable Star Observers) and regularly contribute variable star observations.  He is also crazy about comets, novae, supernovae, planets -- what the heck, everything in the sky.  Bob enjoys walking, modern classical music, birds, silence, geology, tea, blogging, puns and showing someone the moon or Saturn for the first time
 


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 $55 per person until July 15th (postmark date) . The fee is $65 after July 15th. Children 17 and under are half price, and children 10 and under are FREE.  The fee includes registration, meals and snacks, lodging or camping fees, and speakers' fees.  No refunds allowed after August 1st, 2010.

The fee does NOT include Friday night brats and hot dogs.

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 

Any of the officers - Email addresses on home page

Please let us know in advance if you are attending to help us with meal planning. 

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