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    Default Orange County Skywatch locales?



    Anyone know of a good place local to Orange County, Calif.(max. 45 minute
    drive) for skywatching?

    There is so much light pollution in most suburban areas that it would be nice
    to hear of a parking lot that is really dark and maybe up on a hill or
    something for easy access and good telescope mounting where the cops or
    neighbors won't bug you.

    I am new to the hobby and not yet ready to drive out 2 hours to the desert
    everytime i go out.

    Regards,

    Tom M.
    fandome123@aol.com


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    Default Orange County Skywatch locales?

    Hi Bert,

    Yes I was wondering about Griffith Obv. but thought that the LA light pollution
    might pose a problem these days. I will try it !


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    Default Orange County Skywatch locales?

    Hi,

    Take a look at the Orange County Astronomers. One of the oldest and
    largest Amateur astronomy groups in the U.S. We meet the 2nd Fri. of the
    month at Chapman University in Orange.

    We have a couple of sites that we use for observing.

    Our next meeting is tomorrow 11/12/04. Check out the OCA web site at:
    http://www.ocastronomers.org

    Hope to see you there. If you do come to the meeting come on up and
    introduce yourself, I'm on the board and would love to meet you.

    Craig M. Bobchin

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    In article <20041111052614.23235.00000481@mb-m03.aol.com>, fandome123
    @aol.com says...

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    Default Orange County Skywatch locales?

    << Take a look at the Orange County Astronomers. One of the oldest and
    largest Amateur astronomy groups in the U.S. We meet the 2nd Fri. of the
    month at Chapman University in Orange.

    I'm thinking of this Jewish guy from upstate New York
    that is (or was) probably a member of that group. A
    fairly short guy at least in his 40s. Worked at AOL in
    the late 1990s. Why am I blanking on his name?



    Tian
    --
    http://tian.greens.org
    I'm going to stay in The Quarter House
    in New Orleans over Thanksgiving. :-)

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    Default Orange County Skywatch locales?

    Don't know. There are approximately 850 members, and not all of them
    come out to the general meetings nor to the star parties. So I have no
    idea. If you come up with a name I can see if I know him.

    In article <20041117030621.23255.00000758@mb-m03.aol.com>,
    tnharter@aol.com4thIA25c says...

 

 

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