http://www.everything-science.com/components/com_smf/index.php?topic=5801.msg53697#msg53697 [Broken] 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 [Broken] - 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.