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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Gloria Villalobos has requested an event from Astronomical Society of the Toms
River Area A.S.T.R.A. on the Night Sky Network.

Event Name: Middletown Star Party
Date/Time: 4/12/2012 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Description: Star party - observing (weather permitting)
Number of visitors expected: 100
Location: Middletown Public Library, 55 Monmouth Rd, Middletown, NJ 07748
Contact Information: Gloria Villalobos, gvillalobos@ocean.edu,

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:46 pm 
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I live right in town near the library and would be glad to do whatever is needed. Could probably get members from STAR to help as well. The street name, however is New Monmouth Rd., not Monmouth Rd. Please e mail me at richg870@aol.com to discuss.

Rich Gaynor

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Hello Gloria & Rich & Ro -
I'm feeling the need to get involved in outreach again, so pencil me in for attending with a scope.
Please keep us advised via this string of posts. Thanks

Ken


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Please note I will be away on vacation and not accessible from March 10th through March 18th. Perhaps we can make plans and discuss when I return. Thanks Ken for the offer.

Rich Gaynor

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Hi Rich -
Sounds like a plan ... we'll have 4 weeks to organize when you return. I'll bring a 5" f/9 refractor that's good for planets. Jupiter will be low in the west, Saturn will be coming up in the east, with Mars in the middle !!

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Ken


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Great Ken and thanks. The Star party is now being led by STAR since it is located in our own back yard. Please e mail me with your contact info if you want to be a part of it. Our "Outreach Chairman" is advised on it, so when I hear the particulars, will be sure to get back to you and any other members of ASTRA who would like to join us. My e mail is richg870@aol.com.

Rich G.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:36 pm 
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This party took place last evening under pretty "poor" skies. The kids and their families did get looks at Venus, Mars, Sirius, Betelgeuse and, for a fleeting moment, Jupiter peeked out from the clouds. There were only about 30 people but those there did enjoy what they saw and the talks we presented on setting up scopes, use of star charts and mythology of the stars. Russ D., Al W., Rob N. and myself from STAR participated and a prospective member Ken N. Gloria from the Planetarium was there as well. The Librarian is looking forward to another Star Party during the summer. Thank you all.

Rich G.

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