Bogue Chitto State Park Spring Outreach - Sat, June 8th

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Bogue Chitto State Park Spring Outreach - Sat, June 8th

Post by Bjohnson » Mon May 20, 2019 8:48 pm

We told you we would have an active month! The Bogue Chitto Outreach is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, at Bogue Chitto State Park - 7:00 PM-10:00 PM. Right across the highway from the SPMOS Site.

This is always a great event, with a lot of public visitors who really enjoy the viewing, and learning about Astronomy and the PAS.
We're looking for several members to come out and help. Telescopes, and even if you just come out and assist with answering questions.

If this is your first time attending this event, tell the gate people you are with the PAS. They will direct you.
Please reply if you can make it.
Bill Johnson
PAS President, 2018-2019

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Re: Bogue Chitto State Park Spring Outreach - Sat, June 8th

Post by Bsimon » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:33 pm

I talked to Denise, the ranger that we coordinate the Bogue Chitto event with. It is ok for the PAS to begin setting up prior to 7 pm, say around 6 to 6:30 and the gates will not be locked until 11 pm, so be aware of the time you need to pack up and leave. Denise will be in Texas at a wedding so the ranger that will be working with the PAS on the 8th will be Cliff.

Barry Simon

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Re: Bogue Chitto State Park Spring Outreach - Sat, June 8th

Post by Bjohnson » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:17 am

Tomorrow!
As of Friday morning, we are still a go for this event. Please check weather before heading out, but it usually has a way of clearing at the right time so come out anyway and we can hope for the best.

Looking for a solar scope or two for late afternoon viewing, and the moon will be visible for part of the evening. Jupiter is promising a great show as it is now up around 8:00 and will hopefully clear the tree line around nine-ish?

We have a great crowd at this event- Hope to see a good showing from the PAS members Sat night.
Reply if you can make it.
Bill Johnson
PAS President, 2018-2019

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Re: Bogue Chitto State Park Spring Outreach - Sat, June 8th

Post by Dbull » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:46 pm

2 of us will be there. We plan to stay at the Normandy House B&B in Folsom. David Bull

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Re: Bogue Chitto State Park Spring Outreach - Sat, June 8th

Post by Bjohnson » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:42 pm

Thanks to all the members who came out to support the PAS at this event. We had over a dozen members who assisted in one way or another.
While the crowd was a bit lower than in the past, we still had more than 200 visitors. Skies were mostly clear, and we even had a little bit of Jupiter to showcase late until clouds rolled in as we were wrapping up the event.

Again, thanks to all who gave their time and knowledge to make this another successful PAS Outreach!
Bill Johnson
PAS President, 2018-2019

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