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Northern Nights Star Fest – August 24-29, 2022

August 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm CDT

$50

Northern Nights Star Fest will be held at long Lake Conservation Center August 24-29, 2022.

The LLCC Committee is working hard to put together a great event.

We will have a number of great door prizes, including some great items donated by Vortex Optics https://vortexoptics.com/

Registration has opened up: $50 participation fee plus a-la-carte meals and various lodging options. The direct registration link is http://longlakecc.campbrainregistration.com/

Additional details of NNSF can be found on the Northern Nights Star Fest event page.

Join us for the premier MAS Regional Star Party at our great dark-sky site.

Register soon, as space is limited.

Preliminary NNSF Agenda (Subject to change at any time)

Wednesday August 24, 2022

3:00 pm:  Check in at NorthStar Lodge when you arrive
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
8:00 pm:  If cloudy we will watch online lectures or movie in the lecture hall
Rest of Evening:  Observe. (No white light!)
12:00 am:  Midnight Snack in dining hall
The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

 Thursday August 25, 2022

11:30 am:  Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
2:00 pm:  Solar Observing (Get out your solar scopes to share)
3:30 pm:  LLCC Keyholder training.  (Part 1) Video in lecture hall
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am:  Midnight Snack in dining hall
The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

Friday August 26, 2022

11:30 am:  Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Lecture: James Webb By: Dave Falkner (NASA Solar System Ambassador)
Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate
2:30 pm: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
4:00 pm:  LLCC Keyholder training. (Part 2) Meet at Observatory
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
7:00 pm:  Welcome Message – Door prize give-away – Must be present to win.
9:30 pm:  If cloudy Mark Job will show us object live from his observatory in Texas, if it’s clear there.
Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am: Midnight Snack in dining hall

The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

Saturday August 27, 2022

11:30 am: Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Lecture: Jerry Jones Topic: ‘Where it All Began (at least in the States, anyway!)’
Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate
3:00 pm: Guided Naturalist Activities.  Meet at Lecture Hall
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
 7:00 pm: Featured Speaker: Bob King (AKA AstroBob) Topic: “Carnival of Animals, Gods and Exotica — Origin of the Constellations”
9:30 pm:  If cloudy Mark Job will show us object live from his observatory in Texas, if it’s clear there, or we can watch a video on the Lecture Hall.
Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am: Midnight Snack in dining hall

The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

Sunday August 28, 2022

11:30 am: Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Open floor to show us your Astrophotography. Show us old or new astrophotography you have done.
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
7:00 pm: Featured Speaker: Bob King (AKA AstroBob), Topic: Microquasars – How to Find Black Holes in Our Own Backyard
Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate
If cloudy we can watch a video on the Lecture Hall
Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am: Midnight Snack in dining hall

The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use.

Monday August 29, 2022

11:30 am: Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm:  Pick up your swap meet stuff, drop off observing lists.
5:30 pm:  Dinner on your own.
7:00 pm:  Observe the rest of evening.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack in dining hall

The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use.

Tuesday August 30, 2021

1:00 pm:  Checkout (sweep your room, pick up garbage)
Leave no trace

Details

Date:
August 24
Time:
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
CDT
Series:
Cost:
$50
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Website:
/events/northern-nights/

Organizer

Long Lake Conservation Center
Phone:
218-768-4653
Email:
info@longlakecc.org
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Venue

Long Lake Conservation Center
28952 438th Lane
Palisade, 56469 United States
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Phone:
218-768-4653
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