2017 Okie-Tex Event Schedule

Saturday, September 16
7:00 AM Camp Billy Joe gates open. Welcome to the 2017 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
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
Sunday, September 17
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-1:00PM 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 18
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:00AM-1:00PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
5:00PM-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 19
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-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!
5:00PM-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
Wednesday, September 20
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "Optics: How and Why I Do What I Do" - Mike Lockwood - Philo, IL
2:30 PM "Nightvision Used in Amateur Astronomy" - Mike Lockwood - Philo, IL
3:30 PM "Radio Astronomy for the Uninitiated" - Terry Trees - New Kensington, PA
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
7:00 PM "Sacred Equinox" - Scott Monahan - Steamboat Springs, CO
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Thursday, September 21
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "Managing the Astrophotography Process" - Craig Smith - Pittsburgh, PA
2:30 PM "Imaging" - Josh Smith - N Point, FL
3:30 PM "My Journey in Astrophotography" - Jonathan Talbot - Ocean Springs, MS
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
7:00 PM "A Ride Through the Sky: Popularizing and Teaching Astronomy in Brazil" - Marcelo Souza - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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
Friday, September 22
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "NASA Night Sky Network" - David Prosper - Richmond, CA
2:30 PM "Designing & Building a 12" Travel Scope" - W. Alan Scott - Albuquerque, NM
3:30 PM "The Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center" - Ed Wiley - Georgetown, TX
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
5:45 PM "Leave Camp BJ for the Autumnal Solar Equinox viewing at the Anubis Caves" Phil Leonard, Kamas, UT presiding. (Supper will begin at 4:30 for Equinox attendees, Equinox begins at 6:30)
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Saturday, September 23
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-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 "The Open Cluster Story" - Phil Fleming - Albuquerque, NM
3:30 PM "Cosmology" - Dee Friesen - Albuquerque, NM
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
7:00 PM "Discarded Worlds: Astronomical Ideas that were Almost Correct" - Br. Guy Consolmagno - Tucson, AZ
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
Sunday, September 24
10:00 AM Must be vacated from the camp ground. Thanks for coming and we'll see you at Okie-Tex 2018!! October 6 - October 14, 2018
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