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Grand Canyon Star Party 2005

  1. Jan 24, 2005 #1

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    Grand Canyon Star Party 2005

    This year's Grand Canyon Star Party will be held at both the North and South Rims on June 4th-11th.

    This is a fine opportunity to meet other amateur astronomers and to share telescopic views of a very dark sky with people from all over the world - people who are already in a receptive frame of mind due to their presence at one of the planet's great natural wonders.

    Try this periodically - http://www.tucsonastronomy.org/gcsp.html - as we get closer to June.

    Skyjim is a really cool dude, who used to build rocket motors for the Shuttle, but now works at an observatory. If anyone is interested in telescopes, this is a good place to check them out in action.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2005 #2
    you gonna be there?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2005 #3
    of course, its finals week so i can't go. Bah.

    I would if i could though.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2005 #4

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    Blow off your finals. There must be an MD somewhere on this board who can write you a convincing excusatory note! :rofl:
     
  6. Jan 24, 2005 #5
    Ye gods, I might actually be able to make that one this year! Huzzah! Now all I need to do is convince someone that it's in their best interest to get me out to Arizona for free in early June... *crosses fingers regarding camp counselorships applied for in the area*
     
  7. Jan 24, 2005 #6

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    Maybe we can write it and just hand it off to adrenaline to sign.

    Dear Professors,
    Franz has recently been diagnosed with GTMS. As the only effective treatment is GEEK. GEEK is available in concentrated form sufficient for treating his especially severe case only once per year, during the week of Jun 4-11. Please excuse him from exams so he can seek this much needed treatment.

    :rofl:

    As for me, I'll likely be busy preparing for a conference two weeks after (yay, a conference in Austin, TX in the middle of summer :rolleyes:). But it's the sex behavior conference (that's not what it's really called, but it's pretty much what it's about), so always interesting.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2005 #7

    Is that all you ever think about, sex?


    Thanx for the effort on the note though. I suppose i coul try to get all my finals thursday and friday, grab a couple of other physics majors and spend the 4th-7th there. but it would be really difficult to pull off that kind of scheduling.

    Dang it.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2005 #8

    It took me waaaay too long to remember what GTMS is. Wow. That was sad.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2005 #9

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    Hey, I get paid to think about sex all the time! You're just jealous because you hadn't fully considered the benefits of a bio major before embarking on something else. :biggrin:

    :rofl: Actually, what was sad is that bizarre incomplete sentence in the note I wrote for you. I think I edited the end of the sentence and forgot the beginning of it. :rolleyes: Well, I figured it was better to just use the acronym in the excuse note. If we wrote out the full name of it, you might not get as much sympathy about needing to miss exams. :wink:
     
  11. Jan 25, 2005 #10

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    I might go to one in Abuquerque, around that same time ! :eek: These planners ought to learn some sense from the birds, wot ?
     
  12. Jan 25, 2005 #11

    Yeah the professors don't exactly sympathize with us students who have the problem of only needing to cross a flight of stairs to get some.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2005 #12

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    Got a link for that event, Gokul?
     
  14. Jan 25, 2005 #13

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    I guess the hotels are cheap that time of year. They held the meeting a few years ago in Scottsdale, AZ, also at the end of June. I chose not to attend that year. Apparently people didn't do much other than attend the meeting and return to the hotel to stand in the pool drinking because it was too hot to even sit around the pool deck (I'm not sure alcohol and extreme heat mix that well for me). The other conference I'll attend this summer is in Quebec City. Though, we've been warned to book hotels soon because it's the most popular tourist season. I'm not even sure I'll be submitting an abstract yet! So, sounds like a great location, but like the crowds will be unbearable (I don't like going anywhere at the peak tourist season).
     
  15. Jan 25, 2005 #14

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    Let's go to Albuquerque, Moonbear!!!111 Surely you can take a one day break from sex..er.. I mean your conference.. to go to a star party!
     
  16. Jan 25, 2005 #15

    A whole day without sex.... i dunno....that sounds difficult. I mean after all, every PhD is addicted to their field of study....
     
  17. Jan 25, 2005 #16

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    Try one in Las Vegas in August. :rolleyes: :yuck:
     
  18. Jan 25, 2005 #17
    Love it! :tongue: :smile:

    Don't look for any here either. :grumpy: The phrase "Get thee to a nunery" comes to mind, but you'd probably get less action at the star party.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2005 #18

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    No, unfortunately I have to attend a conference in San Diego that week, otherwise I would try to make to GCSP.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2005 #19

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    The conference is two weeks later. During the star party, I'll be in that frantic state of preparing my poster/talk that precedes a conference, usually when mid-way through preparing it, I realize there's a bit of data I don't have that I really need to complete the thing. :biggrin:

    But, aren't you from Austin? Any plans to visit home this summer?
     
  21. Jan 25, 2005 #20

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    Sister Tsu!!! You look so saintly!!!! :smile: o:)
     
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