Stellafane 2020

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Paul D
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Stellafane 2020

Unread post by Paul D » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:19 pm

Today I received an email from Stellafane saying that they were delaying registration till June 1st instead of their normal May 1st registration day. I hope that we will be good to go in August but only time will tell. Hope all of you are safe and staying home.
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Re: Stellafane 2020

Unread post by NGC7000 » Fri May 01, 2020 8:52 am

Paul-
I happened to visit the Stellafane site just yesterday, wondering how they were handling things, being that they were in VT. I have a feeling they will go on with it ( assuming we don't witness a resurgence) with many restrictions. I've been asking myself if I will be going if that is the case, and right now, I'm still not sure. You?
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Re: Stellafane 2020

Unread post by Bruce D » Fri May 01, 2020 10:07 am

I'll go if they have it, social distancing is fairly easy at the campsite. The slop tent might pose some risk but I have avoided that for years anyway. The big question will be how Vermont feels about hundreds of people coming in from hotspots like NYC, New Jersey, MA
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Re: Stellafane 2020

Unread post by NGC7000 » Fri May 01, 2020 8:30 pm

Good point, Bruce. I hadn't thought about that. It becomes an especially significant point to ponder as one begins to think about ( or more particularly, need) the Port O- John. Hmm, I may sit this one out ( at home) after all. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Stellafane 2020

Unread post by Bruce D » Sat May 02, 2020 1:14 am

Just don't touch anything, you'll be fine. Could be best chance yet for the TV eyepieces!
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Re: Stellafane 2020

Unread post by Paul D » Sat May 02, 2020 10:39 am

In all honesty I don't think Stellafane will go on. New England right now is a hot zone and I don't see it coming down anytime soon. Especially with governors talking about easing restrictions. At this point I am weighing my options if it does happen. I have not decided what I will be doing at this point.

Porta Party, is a concern only because its a closed area and it is not exposed to sunlight. Slop tent is also another concern, to many people touching food and I am not sure that standards of cleanliness can be kept up under the cooking conditions of Stellafane. Yes sunlight/UV kills Covid 19 but then again UV kills people to.

Finally, if restrictions are eased but not lifted a visit to a neighboring state could lead you to a 14 day quarantine once you return. I know my job requires at this time that if I leave RI that I self quarantine for 14 days before returning to work.
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