Apollo Rendezvous 2012
The Miami Valley Astronomical Society would like to thank our attendees and vendors for another wonderful Apollo Rendezvous.
Please support our kind vendors who attended and/or donated door prizes. Thank you!
Friday Night Raffle & Door Prize Winners
|Raffle Prize||Donated By||Winner||Framed photo of Galaxies||Galactic Images||Lou Freese||Door Prize|
|$50 Gift Certificate||JMI||Dan Morris|
|5 x 7 Photo of Venus||Galactic Images||Leonard Howie|
|Comet Hunters Asteroid Seekers||Orion Telescopes||Jerry Stenton|
|Coffee Mug||International Dark Sky||Jim Ventling|
|Pocket Sky Atlas||Sky Publishing||John Meece|
|Milky Way Poster||International Dark Sky||Robert Crews|
|Explorer Galaxy CD||Orion Telescopes||Chris Clifford|
|5 x 7 Photo of Venus||Galactic Images||Paul Daughtrey|
|Pass to Hidden Hollow||Richland Astronomical||Bob Stenton|
|Gift Certificate||Bob's Knobs||Erik Sondergelt|
|Wall Art||MVAS||Derek Moore|
Saturday Raffle & Door Prize Winners
|Raffle Prize||Donated By||Winner||Orion Auto Guider Scope & Camera||MVAS||Tom Allen||25 x 100 Astro Binoculars||Oberwerks||Ron Wellman||M51 16 x 20 Framed Photo||Galactic Images||Dick Swan||Rosette Nebula 16 x 20 Framed Photo||Galactic Images||Dick Swan|
|Video Capture Device||Orion Telescopes||John d'Entremont|
|Wall Art||MVAS||Dan Lemaster|
|Milky Way Poster||International Dark Sky||Doug Cook|
|Red Headlight||Burgess Optical||John Laugle|
|Skyline Deluxe Green Laser||Orion Telescopes||George Wyncott|
|Meteorite||Mitterling Meteors||Bob Stenton|
|5 x 7 photo of Venus||Galactic Images||Pat Sisson|
|RedBeam SP Red Flashlight||Orion Telescopes||Lori Cutright|
|Soup to Nuts DVS||Warren Keller||Bob Simpson|
|Moon Globe||MVAS||Tom Allen|
|SkyAtlas 2000.0||Sky Publishing||Donna Reynolds|
|The Eta Carinae Nebula||Galactic Images||Rick Weiss|
|The Case for Mars||Mars Society||Keith Reynolds|
|Turn Left at Orion||MVAS||Greg Scoumis|
|Coffee Mug||International Dark Sky||Dave Orth|
|Starshoot USB Eyepiece||Orion Telescopes||Mary Howie|
|Astro Goggles||Orion Telescopes||Dick Swan|
|Comet Hunters Asteroid Seekers||Orion Telescopes||Derek Chiang|
|The Case for Mars||Mars Society||Dick Pierce|
|Binocular Harness||Orion Telescopes||Bill Schultz|
|Erecting Diagonal||Burgess Optical||Julie Fisher|
|Laser Pointer||Burgess Optical||John Meece|
|12.5 eye piece||Burgess Optical||Karin Harle|
|Meteorite||Mitterling Meteorites||John Chumack|
|Explorer Galaxy CD||Orion Telescopes||Jerry Stenton|
|The Case for Mars||Mars Society||Linda Weiss|
|Iron Meteorites collection||Mitterling Meteorites||Tom Jonard|
|Moon Map||Orion Telescopes||Jerry Majers|
|Laser Pointer||Burgess Optical||Sue Rismiller|
|Telescope & Toe Saver||Orion Telescopes||Joe Tarkany|
|12.5 Eye Piece||Burgess Optical||Mark Stabler|
|1 ct Pallardot||Mitterling Meteors||Joe Dekold|
|Backyard Astronomers Guide||MVAS||Alex Allen|
|$99.00 Gift Certificate||Software Bisque||Shelly Sisson|
|Pass to Hidden Hollow||Richland Astronomical||Woody Markland|
|$50.00 Gift Certificate||JMI||Stephen Solch|
|$25.00 Gift Certificate Scope City||Warren Keller||Bob Connell|
|Discover the Stars||Orion Telescopes||Dan Morris|
|5 x 7 Photo of Venus||Galactic Images||John Pratte|
|Orion Lens Pen Tool||Orion Telescopes||Robert Crews|
|Orion Star Target Planisphere||Orion Telescopes||Pat Johnson|
|Pocket Sky Atlas||Sky Publishing||Leonard Howie|
|Meteorite||Mitterling Meteorites||Stewart Hawkins|
|Observers Handbook||RASC||Cindy Sisson|
|Red headlight||Burgess Optical||Steve Rismiller|
|Bino Case||Burgess Optical||Charles Shirk|
|Lights Out Observing Canopy||Orion Telescopes||Ed Novak|
The Miami Valley Astronomical Society
The 42nd Annual Apollo Rendezvous
Tonight @ JBO, Tomorrow at the Boonshoft!
Apollo Rendezvous is one of the noted annual gatherings of amateur astronomers in the United States. Each year, amateur astronomers join with friends and colleagues from around the world at the birthplace of aviation, Dayton, Ohio.
This years Apollo Rendezvous will be held at two locations, with Friday night being held at our dark sky location, John Bryan State Park Observatory in Yellow Springs, OH. That evening will consist of workshops, swap meet, tours of our facilities, showing of club scopes, door prizes , cook out and ending with an evening of star gazing.
Saturday's event will be held at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, with presentations on Astrophotography by Warren A. Keller, vendors, planetarium shows, door prizes, raffle, and ending the evening again at our dark sky site, John Bryan State Park Observatory with a BBQ and an evening of star gazing.
Go to the Schedule of Events for all the details.
As always we will have vendors on site to help with your astronomy needs.
We will once again have an area set up on Friday night at John Bryan State Park Observatory, for our Swap Meet. Have any items your not using? Bring them to the swap meet to sell. Please mark the registration if you plan to participate.
Food and Drink
A box lunch will be available for purchase in advance. Please see the Box Lunch Order Form for choices.
Apollo Rendezvous wouldn't be without our door prizes. Many vendors have supplied us with great astronomical items to be given away. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day on Saturday, so be sure to listen for your name!
Once again we have great raffle prizes. Watch the website for a list of raffle items.
Stargaze and BBQ
As with past Apollo Rendezvous we will hold a star gaze and BBQ on Saturday night for all who attend Apollo Rendezvous. The BBQ is held at our dark sky site, John Bryan Observatory inside John Bryan State Park. Bring your scope or check out the views from the many club scopes on display--weather permitting of course. See the BBQ Flyer for more details.
Saturday's PresentationsWarren Keller, a leading author on astrophotography is presenting:
- "Imaging Hardware Choices"
- "Software Choices for Acquisition and Preprocessing"
A child of the 60's--Star Trek, Lost in Space, 2001: a Space Odyssey, Apollo launches at dawn--like his heros, Warren boldly went where no man had gone before. As a boy, he was gifted with Fred Hoyle's Astronomy. On the cover was the glossiest, color photo of M27- the Dumbbell Nebula in the blackest, velvet sky. He knew from that moment he would someday photograph the heavens’ wonders.
Beginning with 35mm film in 1998, Warren switched to digital 'CCD' cameras in 2003. Artistic by nature, it's less about Cosmology and more about the thrill of the hunt for the myriad of beautiful shapes and colors throughout the universe.
Warren has the ability to reduce the difficult concepts of Astro-Imaging to the essentials and effectively teach it to others. His Astrophoto tutorial business IP4AP was named a SKY & Telescope Magazine "Hot Product" in 2007, and he has given thousands of clients the world over, a 'quick start' to taking their own great photos. It is his desire to convince new imagers that they can accomplish anything they want in amateur Astrophotography, while emphasizing the importance of artfulness in a largely left-brained hobby.
Warren is proud to have been published as a photographer and author in: SKY & Telescope, Astronomy, AstroPhoto Insight, Amateur Astronomy, and Nightscape magazines, and many places on the World Wide Web, most prestigiously- NASA's APOD and Universe Today. His work can be viewed at www.BillionsandBillions.com. Three prints were chosen for 2012's prestigious Starstruck astrophoto exhibit at Maine's Bates College. His prints are offered exclusively by Exposures International gallery of Sedona, Arizona. He is currently writing a book for Springer Press, and preparing a new tutorial series. He was Atik Camera's US representative in 2009-2010 and is a consultant to MSB-Astroart, and Celestron where he co-designed AstroFX software.
Warren has presented at the Advanced, the North East, and the Midwest Astro-Imaging Conferences, the Black Forest, Texas, Okie-Tex, Winter, and Hidden Hollow Star Parties, and to groups as varied as Boy and Girl Scouts, Chambers of Commerce, Rotaries, and camera clubs.
Apollo Rendezvous Bonus!
Two of Warren's excellent DVD products, Photoshop Foundations Superdisk and Soup to Nuts 2.5 hours of MaxIm DL/Astroart DVDs are available at a discount for pre-orders or attendees of Apollo Rendezvous.
Photoshop Foundations, featuring Basics, Intermediate 1 & 2 as well as the MSB Astroart bonus normally retails for $99.95 but for AR is only $75. In the new series, Soup2Nuts Part 1 & 2, Warren walks you through changes to Photoshop, MaxIm DL & Astroart with object specific and advanced processing. Retail is $49.95 but AR discount for pre-orders and attendees is only $39.95.
|Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Pkwy.
Dayton, OH 45405
|John Bryan State Park
3790 State Route 370
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
For Information on Apollo Rendezvous contact Linda Weiss at email@example.com