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2021 Virtual Star Party video recap:
Sky & Telescope article 2020 WSP: S & T 2020 WSP
The Southern Cross Astronomical Society would like to thank all of our patrons, vendors, manufacturers, speakers, and volunteers for making the 37th Annual Winter Star Party, Virtual Addition a huge success.
The numbers just blew us away, gathering 37,726 visitors to our FB pages and 15,584 of you joined us and watched the star party. Those numbers represent only 4 FB pages. SCAS, WSP, ES, and Scott Roberts.
Thank you for your support and patronage.
We are so happy to be able to bring a taste of the WInter Star Party to so many We hope that some of you are going to join us in the keys next year, and speaking of next year, the dates for the 38th Annual Winter Star Party are set........
Monday, January 31st to Sunday, February 6th, 2022. Tickets will go on sale sometime in early September 2021. I think we might be a little more popular next year so register early to be sure you get a ticket
The Winter Star Party, Virtual Edition could not have been possible if not for the efforts of so many and we thank everyone for volunteering their time but extra, extra, extra special thanks go out to these 2 people. Sergio Fiquera of SCAS and Scott Roberts of Explore Scientific.
Sergio did all the directing, filming, editing, of the final cut each evening and Scott was kind enough to do all the broadcasting and internet advertising for us. Thru Scott's efforts, the WSP was broadcast on 12 different social media outlets and web pages. Our thanks go out to Cloudy Nights for allowing Scott to use their home page to host our broadcast as well.
Our sincerest thanks go out to our astronomy vendors for providing us with an outstanding variety of door prizes!
Greg Bragg w/ Celestron/Skywatcher.
Cliff Whitney of Atalanta Hobby
Jeff Norwood , Camera Concepts and Telescope Solutions
Tom Peters, Disc Mounts
Scott Roberts, Explore Scientific.
Dirk Kreissig, InfniTees
Pok Sun Glatter representing Glatter products for Starlight Instruments.
Richard Wright, Software Bisque.
Yuri Petrunin, Telescope Engineering Company
"Uncle" Al Nagler, Televue Optics
Matt Hjelle, Simulation Curriculum (Sky Safari Pro / Starry Night)
Markus Ludes, APM Telescopes
Scott Roberts, Explore Scientific
Terry Mann, The Astronomical League
Dave Sarras, Nottingham Precision Astro Engineering
Last but not least we especially thank G.C. and the gang at Mickies Kitchen for the opportunity to be able to have those world-class 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,
Russ Brick, President
Southern Cross Astronomical Society
Winter Star Party
Below you will find a list of our door prize winners:
Donald Stouder - EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 20MM & 5MM 100 DEGREE EYEPIECES WITH CASE - Scott Roberts - Explore Scientific #158
Bruce Collier - EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 25MM 100 DEGREE EYEPIECES WITH CASE - Scott Roberts - Explore Scientific #199
Gustavo Cecchi - LUNT ENGINEERING ASTRO & YACHTING BINOCCULRS 7x50 FMC MAGNESIUM - Markus Ludes - APM Telescopes #24
Daniel Stern - BADDAR PLANETARIUM 12.5MM" MORPHEUS" 76 DEGREE EYEPIECE FROM TELESCOPE ENGINEERING COMPANY #10
Maria Gatti - CELESTRON POWER TANK GLOW-(2) 2022 WSP TIX-2022 WSP MERCHANDISE PACK - Greg Brag, Celestron and SCAS #25
Goerge Fleenor - CELESTRON POWER TANK GLOW-(2) 2022 WSP TIX-2022 WSP MERCHANDISE PACK - Greg Brag, Celestron and SCAS #50
David Wood - DISC MOUNTS DOVETAIL PLATE & TEE SHIRT-2021 WSP MERCHANDISE PACK - Tom Peters, Disc Mounts and SCAS #53
Carlo Muccini - CELESTRON POWER TANK GLOW-(2) 2022 WSP TIX-INIFINITEES GIFT CERTIFICATE - Greg Brag, Celestron, SCAS and Dirk Kreissig, Infinitees #104
Molly Wakeling - CAMERA CONCEPTS AND TELESCOPE SOLUTIONS $50 GC - Jeff Norwood, Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions #124
Willian Manley - CELESTRON POWER TANK GLOW-(2) 2022 WSP TIX-2022 WSP MERCHANDISE PACK - Greg Brag, Celestron, and SCAS #145
Vanessa Scott - CELESTRON POWER TANK LITHIUM Greg Brag, Celestron #148
Peter Wessels - TELEVUE 13MM NAGLER TYPE 6 - Al Nagler - TeleVue Optics #153
Don Murad - ARRMA 1/10 SCALE GRANITE-RC-4X4 MONSTER TRUCK #158
Richard Sherman - CELESTRON POWER TANK LITHIUM Greg Brag, Celestron #184
Joanne Castelli - NOTTINGHAM PRECISION ASTRO ENGINEERING "THEIA" ASTRO IMAGING FILTER CHANGER - Dave Sarras, NPAE #192
Ian Hewitt - CELESTRON POWER TANK PRO Greg Brag, Celestron #243
Eileen Fisher - CELESTRON POWER TANK LITHIUM Greg Brag, Celestron #247
Matt Willis - $200 GC FOR GLATTER PRODUCTS @ STARLIGHT INSTRUMENTS- Pok Sun Glatter #252
John Knezevich - CAMERA CONCEPTS AND TELESCOPE SOLUTIONS $50 GC - Jeff Norwood, Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions #269
Roxanne Riley - ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE EMBROIDERED HAT AND CALENDAR - Terry Mann - Astronomical League #280
Grant Martin - CELESTRON POWER TANK PRO Greg Brag, Celestron #301
Rochelle Broder-Singer - DISC MOUNTS DOVETAIL PLATE & TEE SHIRT-2021 WSP MERCHANDISE PACK - Tom Peters, Disc Mounts and SCAS #307
Adam Toder - CELESTRON POWER TANK GLOW-(2) 2022 WSP TIX-INIFINITEES GIFT CERTIFICATE - Greg Brag, Celestron, SCAS and Dirk Kreissig, Infinitees #323
Patrice Scattolin - SOFTWARE BISQUE THE SKY IMAGING EDITION - Richard Wright, Software Bisque #327
Phillip Young - PAN OF MICKIES KITCHEN BROWNIES - GC Sticlel, Mickies Kitchen #350
Congratulations to all our winners!!