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Open Invitation to EAE Summer Star Parties-Mt Parnon, GREECE

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16 years 2 weeks ago #70779 by Vagelis Tsamis

Vagelis, what amount of clothing do you reckon we need!?
I'm traveling light.
I'm just going to bring literally what I am wearing on the flight out.
(Pair of Vans, Shorts, T & a hoodie.)

That's OK!

In the case I've thrown a few T's & some 'socks n' jocks'.
Then for the nights on the mountain a Ski pants & jacket.
I see nearly everyone in the images you linked
are wearing runners.

Hey, where is your swimming suit?

I was thinking we might need boots of some sort but I reckon the
Vans I have will be fine.

Chances are that you could well spend the whole night in your vans.
But if it gets cold, you would need boots. NOT heavy or ski boots, just light boots. Smth like
If it get's cold, a lot of people could lend you a spare jacket, but noone could lend you his boots!

Up to what time in the night would you get away with wearing shorts?
I really don't want to bring any long pants if possible but John was
saying his ski pants came in handy.

Me, up to sunset. John could get away quite longer.
Then it is time to wear long pants and a hoodie. And a jacket.
Ski pants is a good choice, but bring smth lighter also.
In June, I could't wear my ski pants, it was very hot.
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16 years 2 weeks ago #70782 by Frank Ryan

Hey, where is your swimming suit?


:?:
You mean it's not like the south of France?
Well, ok then,
I guess I'd better not scare the natives!
:wink:

Me, up to sunset. John could get away quite longer.
Then it is time to wear long pants and a hoodie. And a jacket.
Ski pants is a good choice, but bring smth lighter also.
In June, I could't wear my ski pants, it was very hot.
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Feck the ski pants and boots so.
We're Irish.
We can handle the cold.

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16 years 2 weeks ago #70784 by johnflannery
Hi Frank,

Just a note on observing at altitude even from somewhere that's warm during the day. Twice I was at the RTMC in California at the end of May. The star party site is at 7,200 altitude and it got very cold after sunset. We were at 38-degrees north and were baked during the day. After dark was a different story and gloves, hat, and scarf plus a few layers of clothes were necessary for a long, long observing session.

Sort of reminds me the time I climbed Ben Nevis. Dozens of tourists swarming around the mountain top at the end of May in T-shirts and shorts while knee-deep snow still capped the peak!!! Myself and a friend were properly kitted out. What was more serious is that none of the tourists had maps or anything. Ben Nevis is prone to sudden mists and you need a compass bearing to navigate off it properly. Turn the wrong way and you plunge down a 2,000 foot drop on the north cliffs!!!

Have a great time observing in Greece 8-)

John

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16 years 2 weeks ago #70795 by Vagelis Tsamis
In my club, EAE, when we go to Mt Parnon for observing, we say:
"Think how many clothes you will need, and then take double as much".
Weather is sometimes unpredictable on mountain tops. Usually it is not so cold in summer, but if it is really cold and the sky is crystal clear and you don't have enough clothes with you, then you are forced to go to sleep early and you will miss a fantastic night's observation.
Another thing is that here in Greece it gets dark quickly after sunset, much more than in Ireland.
And sometimes even during the day it maybe too cold to wear short pants and tshirt, if it is windy.
I don't want to let you down, just be prepared as well as you can. In any case, we will have some spare clothes and lots of spare blankets for you, but no spare boots!

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16 years 2 weeks ago #70797 by dave_lillis
Cold?
I laugh in the face of cold :wink: :lol:
T minus 2 days and counting, :P

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16 years 2 weeks ago #70798 by Seanie_Morris
Bring back some pics Dave! Coupled with your groups trip this week, and John Murphy's last month, I haven't ruled out the August gathering myself. I even almost bought a nice compact 2-man tent on Friday thinking about it!

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