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• Contact Lodge - Reservations.
• Reservation Rules/Guidelines.
    • February Reservations - 2017-12-13 16:44:21 -

      We will begin taking reservations for all weekends in February on January 1st.  Remember to say Happy and New Year!  and then press send on your email.

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    • January Reservations - 2017-12-13 16:43:33 -

      We are currently taking reservations for all weekend through the end of January. Space is available most weekends. If a weekend is full, we are happy to put your name on the waitlist.

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    • 2017-2018 Reservations - 2017-10-18 14:24:21 -

      Just a reminder - we are now taking reservations for all open dates through New Year's Day.

      Specific dates the lodge is open and current availability is listed in the calendar above.

      We will begin taking January reservation on 12/1/17.

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Star Gazing At Sheep Hill Astronomical Association 11/4/16

 

Thanks Dwight for putting this together – what a nice way to spend a Friday evening!  For about 2 hours – we had our own personal astronomy class.  Sky was clear, company was great, and conversation was interesting and fun.  Mike, Nick, and Surge did a great job manning the 18 inch, f/4.5 Newtonian Reflecting Telescope which sits on the 2nd floor of the observatory underneath a 16 foot steel dome.  The telescope is mounted on an equatorial fork mount with a sidereal-rate tracking motor (no – I did not remember all that – it is all on their site which I encourage all to take a look at to learn more:  http://www.sheephillastro.org/observatory.html).  In layman’s terms:  they were able to find some really cool things to look at:

 

  • Moon:  very bright and it was neat seeing the craters.
  • Mars
  • Double Star Alberio:  Was very pretty!  One was blue, the other white.   Looked like it should be on a Christmas card!
  • Planetary Nebula Star M57:  AKA a ring nebula.  Sort of looked like a jellyfish, but really looked like what it was – a dying star.
  • The Dumbbell M27:  Looked like a dumbbell, and also like a cobweb.

 

FYI:  what is visible to the human eye is given a name , everything else has a number assigned.

 

For those unable to attend and are interested  in astronomy, the observatory is open to the public on the 3rd Friday evening of each month at 8:30 weather permitting, and also during special events (meteor showers, etc.).

 

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