Table Mountain Star Party

Half-baked: The heavens from the Highlands

Performing surgery is not for the faint-hearted. Performing it on an emergency basis in the dark, with a dim red light providing the only illumination … that’s another matter entirely. Putting a telescope “under the knife” turned out to be an impromptu service provided by one of the directors of the Table Mountain Star Party [...]

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The telescope and the ‘curse’

As a kid, I was a huge fan of guys like Jim Zorn, Steve Largent, “Downtown” Freddie Brown and Alvin Davis. My other childhood heroes were recognizable in a much smaller circle of “geeks;” people like Leif Robinson, David Eicher, Stephen Walther – writers and publishers of magazines like Sky & Telescope, Astronomy and Deep [...]

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Table Mountain Star Party camps out in Okanogan Highlands

Eden Valley Guest Ranch hosts group displaced by 2012 fire OROVILLE – Amateur astronomers tend to be a hardy bunch, rolling their telescopes into the night when more sane folk are tucked away in their beds. So when the site of the annual Table Mountain Star Party burned during last fall’s wildfire in the mountains [...]

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