WHERE: Davis Mountain State Park in far West Texas

WHEN: Thursday August 21 – Monday August 25, 2014 (5 nights or longer if you wish)

 WHY: Because we can

  • McDonald Observatory Twilight program and Star Party – Fun for all interest groups and all ages. (Tuesday’s and Friday’s) The Star party has a fee and reservations are recommended. We plan to attend the evening of Friday the 22nd.

  • Beautiful destination where we can sit back, relax, and socialize

  • Cooler than Dallas/Fort Worth (Higher elevation with sweater evenings)

  • Lot’s to do – Karen Googled the area and found plenty to keep our interest for at least a week. Check it out for yourself.

Whose Coming: So far we have:

Two firm yes’ (Blackstock’s & Hamilton’s)

Two firm probably yes (Myer’s and Anderson’s)

One firm “would like to and seriously working-on-it” maybe yes (Starks)

And there is room for YOU! Make plans to join us and bring a guest if you like).

Please, let me know if you plan on coming so I can have enough dinner for everyone on Friday August 22. Probably a pot of pinto beans with sausage, maybe some cornbread, and a light dessert before going to the Twilight/Star Party programs. We might do Pot-Luck dinner another night and perhaps a breakfast gathering one morning at the on-site restaurant.

Everyone is responsible for their reservations and fees/expenses. This is a campout so there is no rally fee. This is just a good excuse to get together, cool our heels, look at some stars, and visit. You are on your own for activities, etc. so buddy-up and have fun.

Join us if you can. Bob & Lana and Karen & I will leave the DFW area Wednesday August 20 and drive to Midland Odessa. Our plan is to spend Wednesday night at the Midessa Oil Patch RV Park. That makes for a relatively short day going into Fort Davis State Park on Thursday. Emergency option is to overnight at the Wall Mart or Flying J.

Direct questions regarding the astronomy activities to Bob WB5MRG or go to the Mc Donald Observatory web site.

If you have questions regarding the campout, Contact Bob, Lana, Karen, or me.

Time to PARTY! Star Party that is…..

We can thank/blame Bob and Lana for the going to Fort Davis idea. Great plan Bob & Lana!