Jim Colyer News
Southern Skies Star Party
I will attend the Southern Skies Star Party in July, 2012. The star party is at Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, South America. It is at a high elevation in the Andes Mountains. It will be winter in Bolivia, and clear skies are a given. I planned to go to Chile in the 1990s. It never happened, so a Bolivia trip now will compensate. I will be with astronomy people for a week, and that is what I want. While some are losing their minds over the Mayan calendar and fallacious end of the world, I will be in the land of the Incas enjoying the southern constellations, Magellanic Clouds, Coalsack & my favorite star: Achernar!