2024 Okie-Tex Event Schedule

Friday, September 27
7:00 AM Camp Billy Joe gates open. Welcome to the 2024 Okie-Tex. Do Not Arrive Early!! Only Vendors, Caterers, Camp Set-up and OTSP Staff can arrive earlier.
8:00 AM Breakfast served
12:00 Noon Lunch served
5:00 PM Dinner served
7:30PM - Midnight Cimarron County Public Night- Eileen Grzybowski Observing Presentation
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 28
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-10:30AM Okie-Tex New Attendee Orientation
11:00AM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
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 29
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-4:30PM "PixInsight Image Processing 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 30
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-4:30PM "PixInsight Image Processing 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.
1:30 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, October 1
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
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4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM The Stars at Night, film premiere
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Wednesday, October 2
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-10:30AM Okie-Tex New Attendee Orientation
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
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2:30 PM Michael Hotka, Visual Observing
3:30 PM Frank Marchis, SETI
4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM John Barentine, Dark Sky Consulting
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, October 3
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM PollyAnna Kiker, Black Mesa State Park
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4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM Connie Walker, National Optical-IR Astronomy Research Laboratory
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Friday, October 4
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!
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4:30PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM Nagin Cox, Mars Perserverance
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 5
10:00 AM Must be vacated from the camp grounds. Thanks for coming and we'll see you at Okie-Tex 2025!! September 19 - September 27 2025
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