TRAA Star Party
at Royer Oaks Observatory - April 14th, 2018
sprung! The first Tule River Amateur Astronomers star party of 2018 is
scheduled to be at Royer Oaks Observatory above Springville, on Saturday, April
14th, 2018. We're all anxious to get out under the stars again after our winter
Since this is early in the year there is a reasonably likely
chance that the clouds will not cooperate with us, so remember to check the
Royer Oaks website for confirmation the day of the party.
40708 Balch Park Road #B
Springville, CA 93265 http://goo.gl/maps/R5hxO
Please try to arrive at
the observing site by 7:27p (sunset). Be respectful of others as they try to
get their eyes dark adapted. Avoid using a white flashlight.
Twi A: 8:57pm
The 10 day forecast
for Springville can be found here:http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Springville+CA+USCA1088:1:US
the party is called off for any reason I'll inform everyone by mid-day on the
day of the event.
ClearDarkSky is a good resource to monitor for the
expected sky conditions at Royer Oaks Observatory.http://cleardarksky.com/c/RyrOkObCAkey.html
what satellites might be flying over Royer Oaks? Use Heavens-Above.http://heavens-above.com/?lat=36.21117&lng=-118.81268&alt=0&loc=Royer+Oaks&TZ=PST
You should bring VERY warm clothes because it will get cold as the
night progresses, a dim RED flashlight to protect your night-vision, and some
drinking water. (A thermos of coffee or hot chocolate and some snacks might not
be a bad idea) Lawn chairs and a blanket to lay on are also very popular. If
you have binoculars, definitely bring those.
Royer Oaks is about a 1 hour
and 10 minute drive from Visalia.
Here is a complete list of the
scheduled star party dates for 2018. Note that dates are subject to change or
cancellation depending upon availability of the observing site, and the weather.
If you can't make it for this gathering then please keep these dates in
May 12, 2018
June 16, 2018
July 14, 2018
September 8, 2018
October 6, 2018