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2018 Winter Star Party Sponsors

The Southern Cross Astronomical Society and The Winter Star party wish to thank all of our sponsors and vendors for thier generous donations to our door prizes. Over the years you have never failed to support us and bring with you the newest, cutting edge products in astronomy and it's related fields. We are always happy to see our old friends.

To our new friends at Kickin Carribiean, thank you for stepping in to provide our guests and staff with on site food service when our regular provider, Mickies Kitchen was unable to attend. Great job!

Speaking of Mickies Kitchen, even though Michelle and G C were unable to make the trip, Michelle's legendary Brownies still made it to the field!
They donated 4 separate, dozen of Michelle’s special brownies via UPS overnight for us to raffle off to benefit the Girl Scouts and the Camp Wesumkee restoration. The tickets were $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00. Sales were good with some folks simply making a donation. On Thursday after serving cake for the Tippy D’Auria meet and greet, the winning tickets were drawn by Tippy while having his cigar and visiting with friends. 4 lucky winners received their fresh brownies. This raised nearly $500.00 for the camp repairs! Thank you Michelle and G C for your kindness. It just wouldn't be the same without a 3 am "star party" brownie break.

Finally, we would especially like to thank the Chiefland Astronomy Village along with the Chiefland Imaging Group for graciously offering their properties to us to hold this years Winter Star Party after the destruction of Camp Wesumpkee during Hurricane Irma left the star party homeless. The fellowship on the field along with the exchange of knowledge and techniques are why we gather so we hope to see you all again next year, wherever we land.

Sincerely,
Russ Brick, President
Southern Cross Astronomical Society


2018 Winter Star Party Door Prizes, Donars and Winners List

  • Astro Physics 2" Star Diagonal - Telescope Engineering Company - $250 - Alan Davis
  • Mallincam Sky Raider Deep Sky 2.3 Plus Video Astronomy Camera- Jack's Astro Accessories - $900 - Rachelle Davis
  • Explorer Scientific 102 EDT D2 Telescope - Explorer Scientific - $1200 - David Quarton
  • Nagler Type 5 31mm eyepiece - TeleVue Optics, Inc. - $666 - Jeanne Armstrong
  • Solar Scout 60mm Hydrogen Alpha Telescope - Day Star Filters - $1,295 - Eric Newell
  • Barry Crist Miniature Gregorion Reflector - Southern Cross Astronomical Society - $95 - Connie King
  • 9" Multi Purpose Dovetail Plate - Disc Mounts - $80 - Lou Church
  • Mallincam SkyRaider AG 1.2c Imager/Guider Camera - Jack's Astro Accessories - $250 - Art Mullis
  • Retro shirt, WSP shorts and WSP shirt - Southern Cross Astronomical Society - $40 - Bobby Cross
  • 2019 Winter Star Party Tickets with Camping - Southern Cross Astronomical Society - $470 - Pat Freeman
  • Infinitee Shirt, 2019 Winter Star Party Hat, Retro sweat - Infinitee - 25 - Dennis O'Day
  • Sky X - Planetarium, Imaging and Camera Control Software - Richard Wright - $350 - Allen Como
  • 2019 Okie-Tex Star Party Tickets - Okie-Tex Starparty - $180 - Willie Yee
  • 2019 Winter Star Party Sweatshirt, Mug and Shirt - Southern Cross Astronomical Society - $50 - Jane Church
  • Mallincam HD SD1 1080P Video Astronomy Camera - Jack's Astro Accessories - $370 - Nancy Lams
  • 2019 Winter Star Party Tickets with Camping - Southern Cross Astronomical Society - 470 - Josh White
  • Infinitee Shirt, 2019 Winter Star Party Hat, Retro sweat - Infinitee -$25 - Mike Pupeza
  • Barry Crist Miniature Gregorion Reflector - Southern Cross Astronomical Society - $95 - Robert Kins
  • Annals of the Deep Sky - 5 book set - Willmann-Bell, Inc. - $125 - Eilleen Fisher
  • Infinitee Shirt, 2019 Winter Star Party Hat, - Infinitee - $25 - Eric Newell
  • 9" Multi Purpose Dovetail Plate - Disc Mounts - $80 - Margaret Selig
  • Barry Crist Miniature Dobsonian Telescope - Barry Crist Miniatures - $100 - Chuck Broward
  • Uranometria Deep Sky Atlas with Grid Overlays - Willmann-Bell, Inc. - $135 - Curron Hill
  • Howie Glatter 1.25" Laser Collimator - Starlight Instruments - $150 - Sam Selig
  • Infinitee Shirt, 2019 Winter Star Party Hat, Mug, Retro sweat - Infinitee - $25 - Jose Cardoza