2020 Winter Star Party: February 17th - 23rd

 

Winter Star Party video recap: 2020 WSP 
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The Southern Cross Astronomical Society would like to thank all of our patrons, vendors, manufacturers, speakers, and volunteers for making the 36th Annual Winter Star Party a huge success.
The weather was amazing with clear skies 4 out of 5 nights. Higher than normal winds rattled the bigger scopes and gave the imagers a few interesting moments but all in all a beautiful week on the Florida Keys.
We are already looking forward to next year and the 37th Annual Winter Star Party scheduled for February 8th through the 14th, 2021.

Special thanks go out to our onsite astronomy vendors for providing our guests with an outstanding variety of the latest high tech equipment and technical services.........

Newcomers to the Winter Star Party,
Cliff Whitney of Atalanta Hobby and Greg Bragg w/ Celestron/Skywatcher.

Jeff Norwood , Camera Concepts and Telescope Solutions.
Jen Winters, Daystar Filters.
Tom Peters, Disc Mounts.
Scott Roberts, Explore Scientific.
Dirk Kreissig, InfniTees
Pok Sun Glatter representing Starlight Instruments.
Tim Allen, Sky & Telescope Magazine.
Richard Wright, Software Bisque.
Yuri Petrunin, Telescope Engineering Company
"Uncle" Al Nagler, Televue Optics

We also thank all of our vendors and manufacturers who donated goods and services to our door prizes...........

Amateur Astronomy Magazine
APM Telescopes
Atlanta Hobby
Bob's Knobs
Camera Concepts and Telescope Solutions
Celestron
Daystar Filters
Disc Mounts
Dorothy O'Neal
Explore Scientific
Infini-Tees
Oberwerk
Okie-Tex Star Party
Orange Blossom Star Party
Peach State StarGaze
Pok Sun Glatter
Simulation Curriculum (Sky Safari Pro / Starry Night)
SkyWatcher
Software Bisque
Starlight Instruments
Telescope Engineering Company
Televue Optics
Ursa Major
Willman-Bell Publishers

Last but not least we especially thank G.C. and the gang at Mickies Kitchen for the excellent food, service and of course the brownies!!

Once again, SCAS thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for your attendance, generosity, and comradery.
Always remember, there is never a bad night under the stars.............
See you next year,

Sincerely,
Russ Brick, President
Southern Cross Astronomical Society
Vendor Coordinator
Winter Star Party

Below you will find a list of our door prize winners:

GRAND PRIZES

Joel Miller                          Explore Scientific 10" Truss tube Dobsonian -  Explore Scientific, Scott Roberts     #260
Jim Sweeney                     APM 20 X 70 ED Binoculars - APM Telescopes, Marcus Ludes     #337
John Bizeglemann            31mm Nagler, Type 6 - Televue Optics, Al Nagler     #256


Jay Elliot                             Bresser AR 102 x 460 Telescope - APM Telescopes, Marcus Ludes        #085
Mary Freese                      2 Tickets, 2021 Winter Star Party - SCAS     #290
Jose Cardozo                    Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro Pack - Atlanta Hobby, Cliff Whitney     #76
Rodney Rossell                 The Sky X Professional - Software Bisque, Richard Wright     #364
Konstantin Popov             Morpheus 12.5mm Eyepiece - Telescope Engineering Company, Yuri Petrunin     #351
Keith Fisher                       Stampede RC Truck - Atlanta Hobby, Cliff Whitney     #386
Valerie Popadopoulos     Hand Made Solar System Lap Quilt - Dorothy O'Neal     #17
Debra Hines-Troiani        Annals of the Dark Sky, 6 vol. set - Willman Bell, Patricia B. Remaklus     #374
Lizzy Taylor                       Lithium Pro Power Tank - Celestron, Greg Bragg     #236
John Viescas                     Stinger 240 RC Drone - Atlanta Hohhy, Cliff Whitney     #243
Shari Forsythe                  Winter Star Party Merchandise Bag - SCAS     #15
Leah Collier                      Amateur Astronomy Magazine 25 year collection -  Amateur Astronomy Magazine, Charlie Warren     #299
Dawna Schmalzel            Starry Night Pro & Tickets, Peach State Star Gaze - Simulation Curriculum, Matt Hjelle & Atlanta Astronomy Club, Peter Macumber
Mary Leeson                    Lithium Power Tank - Celestron, Greg Bragg     #386
Charlie Drummond         NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter & T-shirt - Celestron, Greg Bragg  & Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreisigg    #255
Mary Anne Farris             Sky Safari Pro & 2 tickets, 2021 Okie-Tex Star Party - Simulation Curriculum, Matt Heile & Mike, Oklahoma City Astronomy Club, Mike Dennis    #93
Richard Runcie                Winter Star Party Merchandise Bag - SCAS     #350
James Pickering               Bob's Knobs Gift Certificate, Battery Pack & Scarf - Bob's Knobs,  Daystar Filters, Jen Winters & InfiniTees, Dirk Kreissig     #13
Harold Bybee                  Powertank Glow 5000 & Vibration Suppression Pads - Celestron, Greg Bragg     #274
Buddy Shelton                Giftcard, Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions, Jeff Norwood     #379
Ilse Zeigler                       Winter Star Party Merchandise Bag - SCAS     #278
Joe Halderman                Night Sky Star Stencil & Vibration Suppression Pads - Ursa Major Stencils & Celestron, Greg Bragg    # 287
Michael Usher                 Losmandy Compatible "D" Plate and Tee Shirt- Disc Mounts, Tom Peters     #288
John Schuster                  NexYZ 3-Axis Smartphone Adapter & Vibration Suppression Pads - Celestron, Greg Bragg     #90
Russell Kille                      Amateur Astronomy Magazine 10 year collection -  Amateur Astronomy Magazine, Charlie Warren     #358
Bud Cridlen                     Giftcard, Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions, Jeff Norwood     #388
Pam Shivak                      NexYZ 3-Axis Smartphone Adapter & Scary - Celestron, Greg Bragg & Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreissig     #366
Eric Horton                      Winter Star Party Merchandise Bag - SCAS     #208
John Thompson              Eyepiece, Tee Shirt & Tickets, Orange Blossom Star Party - Daystar Filters, Jen Winters, Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreissig & St. Petersburg Astronomy Club    #54
Mark Radice                    Giftcard, Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions & Tickets, 2021 Winter Star Party - Camer Concepts & Telescope Solutions, Jeff Norwood & SCAS  #264
Johnathon Sabin             Jetpack Night Pranger RC Drone & Tee Shirt - Atlanta Hobby, Cliff Whitney & Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreissig     #214
Thomas Tinta                  8 X 40 LW Binoculars & Hoodie - Oberwerk & Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreissig     #246
Jeff Thomas                     Powertank Glow 5000 & Vibration Suppression Pads - Celestron, Greg Bragg     #157
John Meegers                 Gift Certificate & Tickets, Peach State Star Gaze - Starlight Instruments, Pok Sun Glatter & Atlanta Astronomy Club, Mike Dennis     234
Debbie Zimmerman      Night Sky Star Stencil, Tee Shirt & Vibration Suppression Pads - Ursa Major Stencils, Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreissig & Celestron, Greg Bragg     #310
Tom Lawler                     Amateur Astronomy Magazine 10 year collection -  Amateur Astronomy Magazine, Charlie Warren     #69
Robert Fitzgerald           Winter Star Party Merchandise Bag - SCAS     SCAS     #42
Rob Kvetko                     Tickets, Peach State Star Gaze & Tee Shirt - Atlanta Astronomy Club & Infini-Tees, Dirk Kreissig     #62
Stanley Shapiro              Losmandy Compatible "D" Plate and Tee Shirt- Disc Mounts, Tom Peters     #71
Randy Shivak                  Lithium Powertank LT - Celestron, Greg Bragg     #335  

 

Congratulations to all our winners!!