Hidden Hollow 2017 Schedule

Thursday, September 21

We will be opening for set-up and pre-registration beginning about 5:00 p.m. If you are a Hidden Hollow guest, please feel free to join us. There are no formal programs, raffle ticket sales, etc. at this time. Cabins have been assigned, please check an RAS Member if you need help with lodging.  Please be sure to leave handicapped parking areas near the Education Building, Dome and Lodge open for our guests who require them. The observing grounds will be open and you are free to stargaze!

Friday, September 22

11:00 AM – Sky High Lodge Opens – Registration + Raffle Ticket Sales + Vendors Open
12:00 PM – Observatory Open – Education Building Open
5:00–7:00 PM – Singing Performances by Pioneer Career Students
7:00 PM – Tom Wertman (Mutual UFO Network) – UFO Topics
8:00 PM – Speaker TBD
9:00 PM – Registration and Raffle Ticket Sales Close, Sky High Lodge Closes
9:00 PM – Observing Begins (Rain or Clouds? Video presentations in the Education Building)

Saturday, September 23

9:00 AM – Sky High Lodge Opens – Registration + Raffle Ticket Sales + Vendors Open
9:30 AM – Chad Ruhl (Member, Richland Astronomical Society) – Topic TBD
10:45 AM. – Molly Wakeling (Member, Miami Valley Astronomical Society) – Night Sky Photography
12:00 PM – Solar Observing on the Sky High Lodge Vista
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:00 PM – Astronomy Sale and Swap Meet at Sky High Lodge
1:00 PM – Keynote Speaker Bob King (Astronomy Author) – Topic TBD
2:45 PM – James St. John (OSU Geology Professor) – Topic TBD
4:00-5:00 PM – Astronomy Sale and Swap Meet at Sky High Lodge
5:00 PM – Raffle Ticket Sales End
5:30 PM – Raffle Tickets are drawn and prizes awarded in the Sky High Lodge
8:00 PM – Sky High Lodge Closes
9:00 PM – Observing Begins (Rain or Clouds? Video presentations in the Education Building)

Sunday, Sept. 24

11:00 AM – Guest Check-out and Clean Up Begins – Thank you for joining us!

NOTE: Some rules for this year…

Please do not “count” raffle tickets. We provide a clear container so you can fairly judge how many tickets are in each container.

Please do not “handle” the door prizes. No one wants to win a new telescope, binoculars or eyepieces that are fingerprinted or small pieces may be missing! We display the door prizes for you, so respect the display.

If you cannot be present at the raffle ticket drawing, please put your name on the back of your tickets. YOU are responsible for picking up your prizes before 11:00 a.m. Sunday and you may also appoint a person to hold your prizes for you. Tickets which have no name and no response will be discarded and another ticket drawn. Unclaimed prizes will be donated to the Observatory.

Please keep ambient noise to a minimum during guest speaker presentations. We appreciate the time and effort our speakers put into their presentations and we’d like for them to have a good experience at HH!

Please respect our clean restrooms and buildings. There are plenty of trash receptacles and a dumpster is available.

Please respect Lights Out time. If you should need to leave during observing time, please park your vehicle below the hill with lights facing downwards.

Please respect the privacy of those staying in the RAS Kiwanis Cabin. These are our hard-working club volunteers and guest speaker quarters.

If you should have an emergency situation, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the RAS Staff. We’re here to help!

There’s no rush on Sunday to “be gone”. We’d like for all of our guests to be well-rested and you are welcome to leave at your leisure.

Thank you for coming to Hidden Hollow! Have a wonderful time…

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