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Winter Star Party

The Winter Star Party is going down online this year! Check out this video...

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WSP Program

Here is the WSP program - times are US Eastern.
AEST is +16 hrs = show starts 11am Feb 9th Melbourne Time

Here is the link - https://www.explorescientific.com/pa...ter-star-party

Day 1 Feb 8th

19:00:00 Show Open
19:01:08 Tippy D’Auria 2010 WSP Opening Address
19:12:59 Prize #1
19:13:29 2021 WSP Swag Spot
19:13:58 2020 WSP Recap
19:27:28 Prize #2
19:27:59 Explore Scientific Welcome
19:29:03 Dr. Ata Saradejini: “Hubble’s Most Important Photos”
20:41:31 nPAE Theia Star Diagonal
20:41:44 Prize #3
20:43:15 Explore Scientific MSRO
20:45:01 Dr. Mike Reynolds: “Falling Stars”
21:30:29 Prize #4
21:30:59 Explore Scientific Dob
21:32:58 Charlie Warren: "25 Years of Amateur Astronomy Magazine”
22:23:05 Prize #5
22:23:40 Micki’s Kitchen Brownies
22:24:00 Tippy D’Auria: “A New Way to Measure Astronomical Distances”
23:05:34 Prize #5
23:06:04 Closing
23:06:31 End



Day 2 Feb 9th

19:00:00 Show Open
19:00:30 Dean Regas: “Astroarchaeology”
20:04:21 Prize #1
20:04:51 2021 WSP Swag Spot
20:05:10 Greg Bragg of Celestron demonstrates the new Star Sense mount
20:17:07 Prize #2
20:17:37 Explore Scientific Planisphere
20:20:00 Andy Campbell: “Awe Inspiring Deep Space Photography”
21:55:28 Mickey’s Brownies
21:55:48 Prize #3
21:56:20 Camera Concepts Optolong Filters
21:57:20 Explore Scientific iEXOS-100
21:58:46 Dr. Don Parker: “Mars and Planetary Imaging”
22:54:51 Prize #4
22:55:21 2021 WSP Swag Spot
22:55:40 Explore Scientific Filters
22:57:07 D’Auria Observatory Dedication
23:11:33 Prize #5
23:12:04 Closing
23:12:41 End
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Day3 program- from 11am AEDT today

Day 3
19:00:00 Show Open
19:00:23 Al Nagler: “I Thank My Lucky Stars”
19:31:02 Prize #1
19:31:33 Explore Scientific Doublets
19:13:37 Camera Concepts ZWO
19:34:13 2021 WSP Swag Spot
19:34:33 Alex McConahay: Nightscapes
20:28:17 Prize #2
20:28:47 Explore Alliance
20:33:57 Mickey’s Brownies
20:34:18 Prize #3
20:34:48 James Albury “The Sky Above”
20:41:26 Prize #4
20:41:43 Star Gazers William Dishong Interview
20:49:19 Prize #5
20:49:50 John Dobson
22:17:46 Prize #6
22:18:56 Explore Scientific Trade Up Program
23:20:04 Micki’s Kitchen
23:23:06 Cincinnati Obsevatory Tour
23:30:26 Prize #7
23:31:03 Tippy D’Auria WSP 25 Years Retrospective
23:24:28 Prize #8
23:28:00 Closing
23:28:22 End
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Day 4 program- some bigmouth Aussie dude at the end again-

Times in Est = AeDT from 11am

Day 4
19:00:00 Show Open
19:00:27 South Florida PBS Star Gazers Mars Exploration Town Hall
19:43:08 Prize #1
19:43:54 Explore Scientific High End APOs
19:45:58 2021 WSP Swag Spot
19:46:18 Dave Cottorell: “Measuring Binary Stars with an 11-inch Telescope”
20:33:08 Prize #2
20:33:44 Mickey’s Brownies
20:34:05 Explore Scientific Solar Filters
20:35:28 SCAS Member Gallery
20:44:32 2021 WSP Swag Spot
20:44:51 Tippy D’Auria Tribute
21:14:58 Prize #3
21:15:16 Stocker Observatory FIU
21:36:54 Explore Scientific Battery
21:38:22 Dr. Don Parker: “Weather and the Solar System”
22:40:09 Prize #4
23:40:41 2021 WSP Swag Spot
23:41:00 Trace Dominguez: “Giant Telescopes”
23:46:40 Prize #5
23:47:11 Andy Campbell: “Vic South Star Party Presentation”
23:42:54 GRAND PRIZES!!!
23:44:16 Closing
23:45:07 End

Do yourself a favour & checkout John Dobson’s presentation today from 1996,
Absolutely one of most incredible astronomy talks I’ve ever heard, right up there with Brian Schmidt from CWAS 2015
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