2022 Okie-Tex Event Schedule

Friday, September 23
7:00 AM Camp Billy Joe gates open. Welcome to the 2022 Okie-Tex. Do Not Arrive Early!! Only Vendors, Caterers, Camp Set-up and OTSP Staff can arrive earlier.
8:00 AM Breakfast served
11:00AM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served
5:00 PM Dinner served
7:30PM - Midnight Cimarron County Public Night- Eileen Grzybowski Observing Presentation
8:30PM - Midnight Cimarron County Public Night- Eileen Grzybowski Laser Star Show
9:00 PM Observe! Gate will not be closed to accommodate late arrivals. Please observe lights out regulations as much as possible.
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at Midnight
Saturday, September 24
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:00PM-1:30PM Okie-Tex New Attendee Orientation
5:00 PM Dinner served.
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Sunday, September 25
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-4:30PM "Pixinsight Beginner Imaging Seminar" - Jonathan Talbot - Ocean Springs, MS - Held in Kenton Senior Center. Separate Registration Required
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Monday, September 26
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-12:00PM "Pixinsight Beginner Imaging Seminar" - Jonathan Talbot - Ocean Springs, MS - Held in Kenton Senior Center. Separate Registration Required
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:00PM-4:30PM "Widefield Astro Imaging" - Trevor Jones - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada - Held in Kenton Senior Center. Separate Registration Required
1:30 PM Okie-Tex Swap Meet I, Under the pavilion by the bunkhouses. Bring your stuff to sell, trade or swap!
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Tuesday, September 27
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:00PM The Night is Beautiful - Eric Achkar & Yann Lehmans, Geneva, Switzerland
1:30 PM "What the Heck is an Interferometer?" - Mike Lockwood, Philo, IL
2:30 PM "Why Aren't My Stars Round (Revisited)" - Mike Lockwood, Philo, IL
3:30 PM "How the ASIAIR Makes Astrophotography Easier" - Trevor Jones, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "What Makes A Peculiar Galaxy Peculiar?" - Jeff Kanipe, Boulder, CO
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Wednesday, September 28
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-10:30AM Okie-Tex New Attendee Orientation
10:30AM-12:00AM "Apochromatic Lens, History and Myths" - Lana and Eduard Trygubov, Wheat Ridge, CO
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "How bright is that Star? The Challenge of Amateur Photometry" - Ed Wiley, Georgetown, TX
2:30 PM "A New Generation of Dobsonians" - Zane Landers, Tucson, AZ
3:30 PM "How to Motorize an Observatory Dome in 50,715 Easy Steps" - Shane Ramotowski, Albuquerque, NM
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "Active Galactic Nuclei, Observing the Most Powerful Engines" - Dave Tosteson, Wyoming, MN
After Talk Great Okie-Tex Giveaway! Part I
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Thursday, September 29
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "The Cosmological Imperative" - Sherwood Waggy, S. Bend, IN
2:30 PM "Turning Out the Lights at Black Mesa State Park" - PollyAnna Kiker, Kenton, OK
3:30 PM "Leveraging New CMOS Technology" - Jonathan Talbot, Ocean Springs, MS
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "Some Unusual Things in the Okie-Tex Night Sky - and What They are Doing" - Larry Mitchell, Houston, TX
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Friday, September 30
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM Okie-Tex Swap Meet II, Under the pavilion by the bunkhouses. Bring your stuff to sell, trade or swap!
2:30 PM "Amateur Research Collaboration" - Tom Arnold, Blanchard, OK
3:30 PM "The New Era of Professional-Amateur Collaboration in Astronomy" - Rick Fienberg, Grafton, NH
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
7:00 PM "The Great North American Solar Eclipses of 2023 & 2024" - Rick Fienberg, Grafton, NH
after talk Great Okie-Tex Giveaway! Part II and Announcements
half hour after dismissal Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Saturday, October 1
10:00 AM Must be vacated from the camp grounds. Thanks for coming and we'll see you at Okie-Tex 2023!! September 8 - September 16 2023
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