Sunday, August 7-10, 2005
Twin Valleys Camp, Lewis NY
(about 40 miles south of Plattsburgh in the Adirondack Mts.)
Relax, Recharge and Soar ... with David H Levy!
- Recharging our Astronomical Batteries.
Remember why we became amateur astronomers in the first place.
Proceeds from the event to benefit the construction of an observatory at the Twin Valleys site.
Welcoming Dinner about 6pm
If clear, a brief talk by David
If cloudy, a longer talk.
Preparation for observing.
AM: informal activities, brunch
- Learn about Twin Valleys -- history, flora, fauna
- Hike up to Horseshoe and Three Pines if so inclined
- Twin Valleys Past and Future: Presentations from Dr. Andrew Bauman and Dr. Alex Scheeline, who were campers there circa 1965.
Afternoon/ evening selection of talks and discussions
Topic 1: Automated Observatory for Research and Education
Topic 2: Observing in the shadow of a major library: Defining a University.
Topic 3: President Bush's space initiative: Where in space should we go?
Evening observing if clear
If cloudy, informal campfire discussions and fellowship.
Informal fellowship and departure.
$145ea. includes Star Party Activities, Meals and Cabin accommodation.