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Registration will open August 1, 2019

Under review for ESSP 2019. Some of the info might be good, some bad.

1. Full Registration, $65 per ADULT (all 5 nights)
Tuesday October 22nd to Saturday October 26th.
Recommended for serious observers and astro-photographers.


2. Weekend Astronomy, $40 per ADULT (2 days/nights)
Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th.
Recommended for novice observers.


3. Saturday Night, $10 per ADULT, CASH at the gate (or we may even have a modern way to take credit cards by then)
Saturday October 26th, 2018.
Recommended for the general public.


Additional items:

1. TOUR: Magdalena Ridge Observatory on Wednesday and Thursday

This year there will be an additional $20 charge per ADULT for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Tour. This money will be passed on to MRO for their time and help. This includes the tour of the 2.4m telescope and the interferometer. Private vehicles may also not be allowed and participants will be shuttled up and down from the Water Canyon Campground area at the bottom of the mountain. Evening observing with your own equipment and staying on the mountain for overnight observing (weather permitting) may not be possible this year. MRO is beginning to perform testing observations, so that's why things may be restricted.

This tour will be limited to some number of people each day. Maybe around 30 like last year.

Last year the Wednesday tour was cancelled by the weather.

Signing a liability release for the trip will be required and will be taken care of before the tour starts. A copy of last years realease for you to read is at enchantedskies.org/essp/files/mro-liability-release.pdf This years version should be close to the same.

2. TOUR: Very Large Array on Wednesday and Thursday

The tour of the Very Large Array remains free.

This tour is limited to 30 people each day.

Last year this tour was conducted on both days. The weather was a little breezy on the Thursday tour, but everyone made it back alive. A few tour notes are at enchantedskies.org/essp/vlatournotes.html

Everyone will leave from Star Village in a caravan, or may meet up somewhere along US60 and head to the VLA from there so that everyone will arrive at the same time.


At this point it looks like a Saturday morning pancake breakfast at Star Village may be on again like we had in 2018 thanks to the local Kiwanis Club folks.

There will probably be another Saturday evening dinner like last year. That was fun and the food was really good.

Box lunches for the tour-goers, and anyone else that wants to order one, should be available on Wednesday and Thursday at around noon.

More food at Star Village may or may not be made available as planning continues. We'd like to make sure that some business gets thrown Magdalena way.

Sign up for food items will be through the registration page like last year.

That's all for now. This page will get more specific as plans are firmed up.