2018 Okie-Tex Event Schedule

Saturday, October 6
7:00 AM Camp Billy Joe gates open. Welcome to the 2018 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
6:30 PM "Sante Fe Trail Celebration" - John Carson - Bents Fort, CO
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, October 7
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, October 8
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-4:30PM "Pixinsight Imaging Seminar" - Jonathan Talbot - Ocean Springs, MS - Held in Kenton Senior Center. Separate Registration Required
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, October 9
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
10:00AM-4:30PM "Pixinsight Imaging Seminar" - Jonathan Talbot - Ocean Springs, MS - Held in Kenton Senior Center. Separate Registration Required
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, October 10
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "My Solar Life" - Randy Shivak - Estero, FL
2:30 PM "Solar Imaging" - Randy Shivak - Estero, FL
3:30 PM "NYQUIST Theory and Seeing" - John O'Neal - Statesville, NC
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "Let There Be Light: Man's Quest For Global Illumination" - Howard Brewington - Las Cruces, NM
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Thursday, October 11
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "The Parker Solar Probe" - John O'Neal - Statesville, NC
2:30 PM "Fun with Optical Measurements" - Mike Lockwood - Philo, IL
3:30 PM "Telescope Performance Factors and Modern Design" - Mike Lockwood - Philo, IL
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "Earth's Moon: Astronomy's Neglected Stepchild" - Robert Reeves - San Antonio, TX
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, October 12
8:00 AM Breakfast served.
11:30AM-12:30PM Registration desk open.
12:00 Noon Lunch served.
1:30 PM "AAVSO Photometry Programs" - Ed Wiley - Georgetown, TX
2:30 PM "Astronomy on the Oregon and Sante FE Trails" - Val Germann - Columbia, MO
3:30 PM "Day and Night- Time Lapse Photography" - Craig Smith - Pittsburgh, PA
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, and Beyond." - Henry Throop - Washington, D.C.
9:00 PM Gate closed - Lights out - Observe!
10:00 PM Cosmic Cafe opens - Closes at 2:00 AM
Saturday, October 13
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!
1:30 PM "Astronomy in Chile Education Ambassadors Program (ACEAP)" - Eileen Grzybowski - Norman, OK
2:30 PM "General Geology of the Kenton Community and a Few Interesting Items Along the Way" - Marvin Abbott - Oklahoma City, OK
3:30 PM "Biograpy of a Star" - Dee Friesen - Albuquerque, NM
5:00PM-5:30PM Registration desk open.
5:00 PM Dinner served.
6:30 PM "The 2017 Total Eclipse in Review" - Fred Espenak - Portal, 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, October 14
10:00 AM Must be vacated from the camp ground. Thanks for coming and we'll see you at Okie-Tex 2019!!
Join us on
Join us on FaceBook!