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    Default RTMC 2018 coming up



    The RTMC will be held around Memorial Day as usual, 24-28 May 2018, YMCA Camp Oakes near Big Bear City. I highly recommend it. Check out their web page RTMC | for information.

    They always have a strong presentation program with parallel sessions, astro imaging workshop, swap meet and vendors. They are still putting the program together (check under News) but the keynote speaker will be David Levy. And don't forget the door prizes (check my signature, see that ED127CF? It was one).

    And guess what, the Moon will not be attending! Should make for some very nice viewing and AP at 7000 feet in a beautiful place with great camping too, and a charming old fashioned YMCA with all kinds of facilities.

    I hope that some of you can make it.
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    Default Re: RTMC 2018 coming up

    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
    And guess what, the Moon will not be attending!
    Looking at the skyviewcafe calendar I have to correct myself here, unfortunately the Moon will be very bright... but if it's clear it may still be OK, at 7000 feet that's always a possibility.
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    Default Re: RTMC 2018 coming up

    Sounds like it will be fun. Too bad about the moon though.
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    Default Re: RTMC 2018 coming up

    I will be there and I will present my lecture on the life and times of Edward Emerson Barnard at 10:00 am
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    Default Re: RTMC 2018 coming up

    I will be there Matthew. I just looked at the program and it's magnificent as usual. I look forward to David Levy's keynote presentation. I am getting ready to leave around 2 PM tomorrow taking the back roads through the desert, much better than working my way through LA.

    Just cooked a batch of chicken legs marinated in sambal and Mr. Yoshida. Two frozen half gallon grapefruit juice for cooler elements to keep the chicken good, telescope, guitar, hiking, presentations, my SBAU buddies. It will be good, I am ready to go!

    Hope to see some AF members there.
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    Default Re: RTMC 2018 coming up

    Enjoy your trip guys.
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