With the success of DSNOS, it was loudly declared "we should do this again" - hopefully without the thunderstorm though. A committee was formed and work quickly began on the details for the next DSNOS - first order of business: a new name.
A new location was chosen - one with less raccoons and tourists. Fall'N'Stars was formed and held at the Vanderwater Conservation Area's Boy Scout Camp. Losing some sky to surrounding trees, we enjoyed great facilities including a long-house with a kitchen, a semi-sheltered picnic area with a fireplace, even bunk-houses.
With interest growing in this Autumn Star Party, 40 people came out to Fall'N'Stars. A new feature was added - a catered dinner in the Long-house.
Clouded out again on Friday night, we gathered around to enjoy a movie - no 4" screen this time. We had upgraded to a 14" laptop screen. Later in the night, many went off to the tents to sleep, but some stayed up much of the night enjoying great company and a few good stories.
Saturday, we enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of Solar Observing, chatting about different astronomy equipment, and enjoying nature.
Saturday night, we held a few short talks, displaying project ideas and works in progress, followed by an observing session under a great clear sky.