BRAS Telescope

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BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:29 pm

The Black Rock Astronomical Society is bringing a telescope to the playa! We've joined forces with the Black Rock Observatory to bring a Dobsonian telescope with a 20" aperture out to BRC so those wandering away from the lights of the esplanade can peek in and view the stars.... or planets.... or nebulas... or a space ship.... oh wait, that was last year.


What we need to find among you hippies, furries, techies and pyros are people who work in a related field and want to participate with the BRAS and BRO's efforts by giving a lecture or presentation on telescopes or the cosmos. If you know a super smart human capable of this please let us know!
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:07 am

Check out our facebook page... more details coming soon! https://www.facebook.com/BlackRockAstronomicalSociety
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby shLong » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:27 am

I was gonna say to post your Facebook address, but I see you already did.

I think it's a stellar (no pun) idea.
I LIKED you guys a few days ago.
Look forward to hearing more and seeing you on the playa.
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:33 am

You may also care to use the Spark collaboration tool.
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:52 am

Thanks for the link! I'm going to check it out later :-)
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:10 pm

We're putting the word out for volunteers!

We need a welder or metal worker with sheet metal tools and a CNC machine who can assist us in building critically important components of the telescope who is local to the metropolitan New York area or within driving distance. If you are someone like this or know someone like this please contact me :-)
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:52 pm

I'm putting out a call for a winch. Does anyone in the NY area have one we can borrow to experiment with? We're looking for something similar to this: http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive ... 20provided
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:02 pm

"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:24 am

It actually looks like we really need an electrical one for our tests. Thanks though!
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Re: BRAS Telescope

Postby Wabi Sabi » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:58 pm

hello good people of eplaya! The list of things we need to start preparing for playa is growing! In addition to the electric winch and an 8ft ladder needed in ny for this weekend, we also need someone who can help us fundraise and work with us on our Kickstarter! ummm, that's not necessarily needed by this weekend but the sooner the better! Let us know if you are that person!
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