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by aresvalles
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: 2015 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Black Rock Observatory FUNdRAISER
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Black Rock Observatory FUNdRAISER

Thanks so much for your support!!! Black Rock City has a fair amount of light pollution, so dont expect the dark skies of the playa without the burn happening, but itll be pretty good. The Moon will be very bright this year so the distant, faint stuff may be a challenge, but mountains, craters and l...
by aresvalles
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: 2015 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Black Rock Observatory FUNdRAISER
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Black Rock Observatory FUNdRAISER

Last year, we were truly honored by the response from the community and we're thrilled to come back in 2015. Our handmade giant telescope's mirror will reveal distant wonders no other at our Carnival can. Please donate whatever you're comfortable with and share with your friends and network. We need...
by aresvalles
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Black Rock Observatory
Replies: 38
Views: 3191

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Hey Dan!
if the Moon is invisible at the horizon, you gotta roll your big machine over here so we can see your Moon instead. We can probably give you a proper rectal exam with the scope! Love your project!!!
by aresvalles
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Black Rock Observatory
Replies: 38
Views: 3191

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Wow, I missed a lot here, we're spinning many plates. We're definitely bringing a big scope and a dome, I have a 20" f4.5 mirror on my dining room table right now and 2,500 pounds of imported Latvian birch sitting at a CNC shop ready to be cut next week. http://blackrockobservatory.com http://w...
by aresvalles
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Black Rock Observatory
Replies: 38
Views: 3191

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Thanks again for your support everyone! People are coming out of the wood work to offer their support, it looks like we're building some momentum. We'll likely shoot for a deep playa location, I think if we were in walk-in camping or some off-site location would reduce foot traffic. You can see Satu...
by aresvalles
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Black Rock Observatory
Replies: 38
Views: 3191

Re: Black Rock Observatory

Thanks everyone for your support! There a handful of targets well within our reach even from urban skies with a lot of light pollution, so even with art cars and laser beams and such, we should have some jaw-dropping views of Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon, and a couple of bright nebulas, glubular cluste...
by aresvalles
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Black Rock Observatory
Replies: 38
Views: 3191

Black Rock Observatory

Hello fellow citizens! Another great burn and decompression have passed and it's time to start thinking and planning for BRC 2014 and this town needs an observatory! The group that brought you the L.A. CORE in 2012, the Human Spirit to L.A. Decompression and the Mars Rover Art Car to Cargo Cult is n...
by aresvalles
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4096
Views: 883119

Re: cooling your tent or van

missprism wrote:lovely! what kind of box is that?

Its an old water tank for an RV my father had lyin around.
by aresvalles
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4096
Views: 883119

Re: cooling your tent or van

Figjam & all, I just wanted to thank you and this thread for ruining my Burning Man experience! After reading this thread and making my own cooler, I set up my hexayurt and cooler on Monday. When it got hot Monday afternoon, my wife and kid and I took a nap and slept through Burning Man. Thanks ...
by aresvalles
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: TOOL-Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 4000

Re: TOOL-Bar

This sounds fun.
by aresvalles
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 184179

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

So I was one of the unlucky ones, kind of. The good news: I have two tickets. The bad news: I got caught up in the STEP queue, received my email the day I left for Reno to work on Burn Wall Street. I clicked and got the error message that stated email was sent in error. Of course, when I got back fr...
by aresvalles
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 184179

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

I'd say the percentage of STEP children would be higher than 1%, cause we're all nervous and need info.
by aresvalles
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 184179

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Another email lie. I checked my email in bed 1st thing this morning and then was up and awake because of the news and coffee, but alas, nothing now but Sunday morning quiet house here, wife and baby sleeping and tiny bit of disappointment mixed with caffeine high. I still have hope. I'm heading up t...
by aresvalles
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 184179

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

12:18:55. I will be there.
by aresvalles
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Amateur astronomers, unite!
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: Amateur astronomers, unite!

I agree that it wouldn't be observable in a practical manner there. I may actually bring a 8" scope to the playa this year and have been toying with the idea of an observatory. Has anyone here seen it done before? I found some information on one built in 2004, but ran into deadends.

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