PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR STAR CRUISE 2004

Star Cruise Radio - FM 91.1 MHz

When

What

Where

     
 

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2004

 
     

All Day

Camping

Your Site

Dusk till Dawn

Observing

Your Site

     
 

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2004

 
     

All Day

Camping

Your Site

Dusk till Dawn

Observing

Your Site

     
 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2004

 
     

12:00 Noon

Registration / Gate Opens

Main Entrance

Noon 5:00 PM

Miscellaneous Crafts
JoAnne Trees & Joe McCafferty

Auxiliary Tent

1:00 PM 4:30 PM

Vendors

Vendors Tent

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

Who Wants to be an Astronomer (Competition/Game)
Terry Trees & Larry McHenry

Speakers Tent

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Construct a Small Refracting Telescope
Joe McCafferty & JoAnne Trees

Auxiliary Tent

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

"Observing the Sun"
Larry McHenry

Speakers Tent

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Solar Observing: white-light / h-alpha
Larry McHenry

Larry's Campsite

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Beginning Astronomy: Course - 1
"Constellation Identification & Naked Eye Observing"

John Holtz

Speakers Tent

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

DINNER BREAK

 

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

"Introduction to Various Types Astronomical Software"
Dr. Terry Trees

Speakers Tent

7:15 PM 8:15 PM

"Video Astronomy"
Larry McHenry

Speakers Tent

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

Astronomy Team Challenge! (Competition/Game)
Terry Trees & Larry McHenry

Speakers Tent

9:00 PM

Registration / Gate Closes

 

10:00 PM ?? PM

Science Movie
(Bring your red light for the walk home)

Speakers Tent

Dusk till Dawn

Observing

Your Site

     
 

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2004

 
     

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Cartoons

Speakers Tent

11:00 AM

Registration / Gate Opens

Main Entrance

Noon 5:00 PM

Miscellaneous Crafts
JoAnne Trees & Joe McCafferty

Auxiliary Tent

1:00 PM 4:30 PM

Vendors

Vendors Tent

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Scope Clinic
Wade Barbin & Flacc Stifel

Speakers Tent

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Construct and Launch Bottle Rockets
Joe McCafferty & JoAnne Trees

Auxiliary Tent & Activity Field

2:15 PM 3:15 PM

"Introduction to Amateur Radio Astronomy"
Dr. Karen Jensen

Speakers Tent

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Beginning Astronomy: Course - 2
"The Art of Star Hopping"

John Holtz

Speakers Tent

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

DINNER BREAK

 

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

"Revelation vs. Reason: Can Theology and Science Be Partners?"
Reverend Bill Roemer

Speakers Tent

7:15 PM 8:15 PM

"Amateur Radio Astronomy - Searching for Life Among the Stars"
Tom Crowley

Speakers Tent

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

"The History of Allegheny Observatory from 1860 - 2004"
Art Glaser

Speakers Tent

9:00 PM

Registration / Gate Closes

 

10:00 PM ?? PM

Science Movie
(Bring your red light for the walk home)

Speakers Tent

Dusk till Dawn

Observing

Your Site

     
 

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2004

 
     

9:00 AM

Registration / Gate Opens

Main Entrance

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Cartoons

Speakers Tent

Noon 5:00 PM

Miscellaneous Crafts
JoAnne Trees & Joe McCafferty

Auxiliary Tent

1:00 PM 4:30 PM

Vendors

Vendors Tent

1:15 PM 2:15 PM

"Should You Think About Building Your Own Telescope?"
Dr. Robert Novack

Speakers Tent

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Construct Scale Model of Solar System
Joe McCafferty & JoAnne Trees

Auxiliary Tent & Activity Field

2:30 PM 3:30 PM

"The Sun through the Eyes of SOHO"
Dr Steele Hill - SOHO

Speakers Tent

2:30 PM 4:30 PM

Coopers Rock Tour
Dave Smith

Leaving from Dining Tent

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Beginning Astronomy: Course - 3
"Binocular Observing"

John Holtz

Activity Field

3:45 PM 4:45 PM

"The Good Old Days - Amateur Astronomy: 1950-1965"
Ron Ravneberg

Speakers Tent

3:45 PM 5:00 PM

Solar Observing: white light / h-alpha
Larry McHenry

Larry's Campsite

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

DINNER BREAK

 

6:15 PM 7:15 PM

"Ultralight Telescopes of the Pacific Northwest With New Mount Designs"
Mel Bartels

Speakers Tent

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

"Earth Centered Universe: The Trials, Tribulations, and Rewards of Developing Astronomy Software for Amateur Astronomers"
David Lane

Speakers Tent

8:45 PM 9:45 PM

"The Hubble Space Telescope Universe Tour"
Mark Kochte - STScl

Speakers Tent

9:00 PM

Registration Closes

 

10:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Touring the Night Sky"
John Holtz
(Bring your red light for the walk home)

Activity Field

10:00 PM ?? PM

Science Movie
(Bring your red light for the walk home)

Speakers Tent

MIDNITE

GATE CLOSES
(non campers required to leave)

 

Dusk till Dawn

Observing

Your Site

     
 

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2004

 
     

8:30 AM 9:00 AM

Cartoons

Speakers Tent

8:45 AM

Registration / Gate Opens

Main Entrance

9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Children - Model Rocket Building
JoAnne Trees & Joe McCafferty

Auxiliary Tent

9:30 AM 12:30 PM

"TAURUS Technologies Astrophoto Workshop"
Roger Blake

Speakers Tent

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Homebuilt Telescope Tour
Dr Bob Novack

Leaving from Registration Tent

11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Model Rocket Launch
John Holtz, JoAnne Trees, Geoffrey Trees, Kyle McHenry

Lower Field

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Submit Observing / Sketching Contest Entries

Registration Tent

11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Swap Meet

Battery Charging & Swap Tent

11:00 AM 4:30 PM

Vendors

Vendors Tent

12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Kite Flying

Lower Field

12:00 PM 1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

Noon 5:00 PM

Miscellaneous Crafts
JoAnne Trees & Joe McCafferty

Auxiliary Tent

1:00 PM 2:15 PM

(presentation canceled due to illness)
"Finding a New (or Near New Moon) Using Amateur Radio Astronomy Techniques"
Kerry Smith
(program revision - The June 8, 2004, Transit of Venus. Share your observing experiences and/or photos.)

Speakers Tent

2:30 PM 3:30 PM

"The Future of Hubble"?
Mark Kochte - STScl

(program revision)

Speakers Tent

3:45 PM 4:45 PM

"Large Thin Mirror Grinding"
Mel Bartels

Speakers Tent

3:45 PM 4:45 PM

Beginning Astronomy: Course - 4
"Using a Telescope"

John Holtz

Activity Field

3:45 PM 5:00 PM

Solar Observing: white light / h-alpha
Larry McHenry

Larry's Campsite

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

DINNER BREAK

 

9:00 PM

Registration Closes

 

6:00 PM 6:05 PM

StarCruise
AAAP President - George Guzik

Speakers Tent

6:05 PM 6:15 PM

Contest Winner's Presentation
Larry McHenry

Speakers Tent

6:15 PM 7:15 PM

Door Prize Give-Away
Dr Terry Trees & Larry McHenry

Speakers Tent

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

"Designing, Building, and Using a Backyard Observatory for Amateur Research"
David Lane

Speakers Tent

8:45 PM 9:45 PM

"The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury"
Dr Noam Izenberg - JHUAPL

Speakers Tent

10:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Touring the Night Sky"
John Holtz
(Bring your red light for the walk home)

Auxiliary Tent

10:00 PM ?? PM

Science Movie
(Bring your red light for the walk home)

Speakers Tent

MIDNITE

GATE CLOSES
(non campers required to leave)

 

Dusk till Dawn

Observing

Your Site

     
 

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2004

 
     

Noon

Cabin Check-Out Time

 

2:00 PM

Campers Check-Out Time

 

Have a Safe Trip Home!

 

See You Next Year!