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PostPosted: September 4th, 2015, 6:37 pm 
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The thirty-third Deep South Regional StarGaze will take place from 3 November to 8 November at the Feliciana Retreat Center in Norwood. Registration forms should be available at the BRAS meeting on 14 September.

More information:
http://www.stargazing.net/DSRSG/


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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2015, 9:46 pm 
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BRAS President Merrill Hess notes in the current Night Visions that DSRSG coordinator Barry Simon is considering renaming the Deep South Regional Stargaze to simply the Deep South Stargaze (DSSG). I suppose that change the name won't hurt. If it's getting bigger, perhaps "Regional" should be dropped.


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2015, 2:23 pm 
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It doesn't look like Mother Nature will smile on those skygazers ensconced at the Feliciana Retreat Center tonight. Here is the current NOAA forecast for 9pm at Norwood...
precipitation potential, 49%
sky cover, 93%
relative humidity, 90%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, NE 16 km/h


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PostPosted: July 9th, 2016, 4:51 pm 
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Is the DSSG user group on Yahoo using a new name?
The links I have found result in
"Group not found" on Yahoo.


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PostPosted: July 11th, 2016, 4:47 pm 
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I never joined the group, but the BRAS meeting is tonight. I know there will be a couple of members there who've used the group; I'll ask.

At one time there were a few complaints (at least in BRAS) that those who were interested in learning about a "public" star party had to register for a Yahoo account. I don't know if that precipitated a change or not.


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 7:15 pm 
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Chris,
Subsequent to our discussion yesterday, I searched Yahoo user groups
(I already had a Yahoo account) and found nothing related to DSSG.
Astronomical League site lists the event including dates, but the group is doing a good job
of hiding any further information. Thanks for your help, I think I'll assume they're not interested
in advertising for new blood.


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PostPosted: July 19th, 2016, 6:06 pm 
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Oh.... It could be (see I'm stressing "could") that a new internet group is created for every annual event. It sounds ridiculous but it's all I can figure.

This year's DSRSG is 25 October to 30 October. By at least August BRAS officers should have copies of the registration and waiver forms; just come to the August meeting and grab one. That will bypass any need for the Yahoo group.


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2016, 8:06 pm 
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The lodge is now full for our upcoming Deep South Star Gaze as of 10-5-16. Here is a list of our 55 registrants to date. I still have plenty of cottage space available. (Bunkhouse style - nice rooms but you will be sharing the room and you have to bring your own bed linens, sleeping bag, towels, etc.)

I have two registrations that I received today for people who wanted a lodge room. One wants to be wait listed in the hope that someone cancels.

If you have mailed your registration but do not see your name on the list below, I have not received it yet. If you requested a lodge room I will be contacting you to discuss your options.

1 Gaddy, Kenneth
2 Marcella, Ron
3 Simon, Barry
4 Shirkey, Bryan
5 Aymond, Kirk
6 Louque, Scott
7 Philpot, Len
8 Cooney, Walt
9 Clarke, Terry
10 Clarke, Francine
11 Thompson, Greg
12 Manuel, Terry
13 Jurek, Jared
14 Mollise, Rod
15 Mollise, Dorothy
16 Swiger, James
17 Leech, Pam
18 Gelpi, Sid
19 McNab, Cecilia
20 Hudgens, Lynn
21 Kannard, Lance
22 Watzke, John
23 Watzke, Beth
24 Mann, Tim
25 Mann, Cindy
26 LeBlanc, Heather
27 LeBlanc, Eric
28 LeBlanc, Brandon
29 Brocksmith, Donald
30 Davis, Bill
31 Williams, David
32 Edmiston, Steve
33 Edmiston, Haley
34 LeCompte, Brian
35 Sinitiere, Bob
36 Sinitiere, Vina
37 Diaz, David
38 Conrad, Claire
39 Halupowski, David
40 LaBauve, Jerry
41 Martinez, John
42 Prados, Bill
43 Prados, Chere
44 Junius, Ralph
45 Brunnix, Joe
46 Genovese, Charles
47 Genovese, Cindy
48 Stevens, Norm
49 Stevens, Mrs.
50 Stevens, Zander
51 Marrs, Howard
52 Marrs, Deborah
53 Morris, Joe
54 Matthews, Ed
55 Smith, Forrest


Thanks for looking,

Barry Simon


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PostPosted: October 7th, 2016, 6:38 pm 
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Barry, I've said it before and I'll say it again...I really don't think posting first and last names is necessary for a Forum visible to all who are browsing. A more discreet last initial may be appreciated by a good portion of the participants.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 8:18 am 
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Sorry, but I don't recall you ever telling me that, nor has any of our registrants ever complained about the way we notify the group (and verify to them that their registration has been received).

However I will discontinue posting these lists to the Baton Rouge website. Anyone interested in seeing if their registration has been received or seeing who is attending can check this on the Deep South Star Gaze Yahoo Group.

Barry Simon


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