Star Party at the McLain's Moonstruck Observatory

  • 4 Jan 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • 7150 SE 214th Ave Morriston FL 32668


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Tonight's Star Party at Clint and Paula McLain's home also known as Moonstruck Observatory is a "GO" for those members and guest who would like to have a dinner party. Dinner will be serve around 5:00pm.  I will be going.

It is a 'NO GO" for members and guest that want to view the sky denizens.  Foxtrotter Observatory which is 10 mile from the McLain's home calls for 90 percent cloud cover.

Clint and Paula McLain have cordially invited members and guest of the AAC to have a star party at their home also known as Moonstruck Observatory.

They will prepare some munchies (chicken, pork etc)  for everyone. If members would like to bring something we can make it a feast. The event is a "GO" for anyone wishing to dine with the McLain's and a few members and guest. We will be eating no matter how skies look.

Food will be served at 5:00pm

Sunsets at 5:44pm. You can arrive at anytime but before sunset.

Area has very dark skies.

Bring warm clothes.

"GO" or "NO GO" will be given on day of event for those members and guest who want to come only if skies are clear.

Directions from Gainesville:
  1. Take 121 south to Williston;
  2. Turn right onto US27; then left on US41;
  3. Go approx 11 miles and turn left onto 464 (East);
  4. Travel approx 3 miles on 464 (East); 
  5. Turn right onto 157th Ct and then immediately right on 53rd St;
  6. Stay on paved road until it ends; 
  7. Turn left onto 218th Ave; continue south on 218th until road ends (1 mile). 
  8. Turn right on 70th street (dirt road); take your second left onto 214th Ave. 
  9. Second house on right side.
Let Paula McLain know if you are coming so she can make sure everyone has enough to eat and drink. If you want her phone number email her.

Paula's email address -
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