2010 CSPG Fall Star Party
November 1-7, 2010
IMPORTANT INSURANCE AND LEGAL ATTENDANCE NOTICE
Each year CSPG purchases a special event insurance policy to cover The Fall Star Party. There have been SIGNIFICANT changes in our 2010 policy. In past years, attendee's have been allowed to setup on multiple fields. The insurance company is stipulating that due to the growing size and complexity of our event (RV's, electrical hookups, power outlets, running water, showers, power cords on the field, night time operations, on site food preparation, low light conditions, etc.) the only area coverage will be provided is on the CSPG observing field. No other adjacent CAV property will be covered by this special event policy during the week. As such, if you plan to attend The Fall Star Party you must be setup and located only on the designated field. We will no longer be able to allow people to register and set up on alternate property. It is imperative that you understand that if you register but choose to set up on that field, you will not be allowed to come on site and no refunds will be given. There will be no exceptions to the front field. CSPG is not trying to be difficult, however, we must adhere to these new guidelines in order not to jeopardize coverage and protection for those setup in properly designated areas. Submission of this registration constitutes your understanding of this new policy.
HOTEL / OFF-SITE ATTENDEES - We understand that each year, a number of attendees do not camp on the field and either stay in area hotels or with off-site hosts. This has been and will still be allowed provided the registered attendee is setup with their equipment on the CSPG Observing Field and adheres to the CSPG Policies and Rules for the designated parking and after dark departures.
here for the Registration Form
If you need RV Electric or would like to attend the Adam Block Imaging Workshop, please email John Novak to confirm availability prior to sending in your registration!
RESERVATIONS FOR RV
ELECTRIC AND WORKSHOP MUST BE PAID WITHIN 30 DAYS
OR YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED!
REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
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Schedule of Events
If you have any special requests, needs, or any questions at all, please email John Novak -- our accommodating concierge service that sets the Fall Star Party apart from the rest! The Star Party will go on Rain or Shine and NO REFUNDS will be given.
FSP is proud to announce -
Adam Block, from the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon Skycenter
will be conducting a Special Imaging Workshop (two full days of intensive, concentrated instruction) in addition to 2 general sessions for the Fall Star Party. This is the same basic workshop offered at the Mt Lemmon Observatory for $875, plus the time and expense of getting to Arizona! You can be one of 20 people (reservations are first come, first served.) to take advantage of having Adam on the East Coast and pay only $400 for the workshop. The workshop will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday (11/2 - 11/3).
Below is the current
schedule of events for the 2010 CSPG Fall Star
Party. These events are current as of the
time of posting, but are subject to change
Registration begins at 8am on Monday (11/1) morning. Early arrival is not permitted for the Fall Star Party. The field will be cleared prior to the party by all non-staff visitors beginning Friday (10/29) to prepare the field. There are many campgrounds and hotels within a 30 mile radius of Chiefland, please make other arrangements if you plan on arriving in the area prior to Monday (11/1) at 8am. Vendors may setup beginning at noon on Sunday (10/31).
Adam Block - Astro-Imaging Sessions and Workshop - Mt Lemmon SkyCenter
Jon Talbot - CCD Imaging in the Suburbs - Bio
Jonathan Tan - Associate Professor, University of Florida - The First Stars, Galaxies, and Black Holes - Bio
Anthony Gonzalez - Associate Professor, University of Florida - Exploring the Distant Universe - Bio
John O'Neill - Adobe Layering
Gary Honis - Modifcation and cooling of DSLR cameras for astro imaging - Bio
Astro-Imaging (several experience levels and subjects)
If you would like additional information about becoming a Vendor or Sponsor at the Fall Star Party, please email John O'Neill
Astro Gizmos - Astronomy Accessories
Best Western Chiefland - Official Hotel of the Star Party
Burgess Optical - Telescopes and Binoculars and Accessories
Camera Concepts - Telescopes and Binoculars
Howie Glatter - Collamation and Laser Accessories
Meade - Telescopes, Coronado Solar Telescopes, Accessories
Starlight Instruments - Feather-Touch Focusers
Prizes (please see Sponsors/Links
Page for more details and links)
2010 FSP Raffle Prize is a 13mm TeleVue Ethos Eyepiece
Please email Paul Atkinson for information on Sponsors / Door Prizes
Agena AstroProducts - Telescopes, Binoculars, Accessories
OPT - Telescopes and Accessories
Orion - Telescopes and Accessories
Astronomics - Telescopes and Accessories
Celestron - Telescopes and Accessories
Knightware - Observing Software
Dark Skies Apparel - Observing Apparel
Activities (sign up at
Ping Pong Tournament
Green Lasers - Green Lasers are prohibited at all CSPG registered events.The CSPG Observation Field and All Facilities (CSPG Site) are privately owned, and every person visiting the CSPG Site is using it at their own risk. The respective CSPG Site owners make every effort to ensure the field and facilities are safe and in good working order, but assume no liability for damages to any person, equipment, animal, vehicle, or any other items brought on to the property. Visitors to the CSPG site waive any rights or claims against CSPG Site owners, agents, vendors, attendees, or visitors.