My schedule had me looking for a dark sky the weekend of 10/12. I have been pretty frustrated by the weather. You see September and October tend to be our prime astro-imaging weather in West Virginia. But hurricane remnants and clingy hot and humid conditions have ruined September.
Family obligations don’t permit me to visit the Calhoun County park no-frills party on 10/5 weekend. So, I began the search for another dark sky location.
Cloudy nights forums quickly revealed the Staunton River party as a potential destination. The reviews are glowing about the location and amenities. The sky is likely not as dark as Calhoun, but the amenities on the field are fantastic. Electric, round the clock food, other astronomers, beautiful location....all combine for what looks like a great event. Now all we need is the weather to cooperate.