Greetings fellow astrophiles, zombies, and assorted spirits,
With a couple of sessions already under the belts of a few CNYO members at Happy Valley, we’ve decided to schedule what might be our last public observing session for 2014 during a spooky weekend at a spooky location. Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area is less known for its hiking and untouched greenery and more well-known (online, anyway) as a hangout for ghost hunters, paranormal enthusiasts, and UFO trackers. I’ll leave you to follow the links to learn more about its less astronomical activities. To us, it’s a great dark sky location with nothing around, a reasonably clear spot to set up scopes, a low tree line at the distance, and enough pavement to get everyone to our setup spot. Our location will be the loop centered on the google map below (I’ll leave you to make your own maps, but it’s only a few minutes away from 81N).
Additional updates to follow about the session and, of course, we likely won’t make a final call on the session until the afternoon of both the 1st and the 2nd.
Candy is most welcome (esp. Snickers!) but, pretty please, no masks. They’ll be as bad for your views as they will for our nerves.