Schedule 2017

Monday, October 16
 1:00 - 4:00 PM Ranch Check-in Open (at front gate) 
 7:30 PM Observing Field Road closes/Dark-out
 
Tuesday, October 17 
 2:00 - 4:00 PM Ranch Check-in Open (at front gate) 
 7:30 PM Observing Field Road closes/Dark-out 

Wednesday, October 18 
 2:00 - 4:00 PM Ranch Check-in Open (at front gate)
 7:30 PM Observing Field Road closes/Dark-out 

Thursday, October 19 
 2:00 -4:00 PM Ranch Check-in Open (at front gate)
 7:30 - 11:00 PM Public Observing (nearby communities) 
 7:30 PM Observing Field Road closes/Dark-out 
 
Friday, October 20 
 2:00 - 4:00 PM Ranch Check-in Open (at front gate) 
 4:00-5:00 PM Afternoon Speaker -   Dr. Don Winget, UT Austin
Building a Passion for Astronomy: White Dwarfs in HETDEX 
             as a Science, Outreach, Education and Recruiting Opportunity

 7:30 PM Observing Field Road closes/Dark-out
Saturday, October 21 
 3:00- 4:00 PM Ranch Check-in Open (at the lodge) 
 4:00-5:00 PM Afternoon Speaker - Dr. C. Renee James, Sam Houston State University
50 Years of Pulsars - How a Bit of Scruff Changed the Astronomical Game

             ESP Giveaway - Must be Present To Win 

 7:30 PM Observing Field Road closes/Dark-out

Sunday, October 22 
 11 AM Check-out Time

Ranch Meals

Lunch   – 12 noon-12:30 PM
Dinner  – 5:30-6:00 PM

All observing entries: Turn in to Bill Flanagan before Friday and Saturday afternoon talks.


ESP 2017 Door Prize Donors

Doorprizes will be awarded on Saturday afternoon (must be present to win). Please thank these generous 2017 donors:

If you are a vendor, find out about donating doorprizes to ESP!


ESP History

ESP 2003 was held October 22-25, 2003 with 119 attendees
ESP 2004 was held October 13-16, 2004 with 129 attendees registered.
ESP 2005 was held November 2-5, 2005 with 130 attendees registered.
ESP 2006 was held October 18-21, 2006 with 166 attendees registered.
ESP 2007 was held October 10-14, 2007 with 121 attendees registered.
ESP 2008 was held October 27-Nov 2, 2008 with 131 attendees registered.
ESP 2009 was held October 12-18, 2009 with 170 attendees registered.
ESP 2010 was held November 1-7, 2010 with 164 attendees registered.
ESP 2011 was held October 24-30, 2011 with 149 attendees registered.
ESP 2012 was held October 8-14, 2012 with 148 attendees registered.
ESP 2013 was held October 28-November 2, 2013 with 118 attendees registered.
ESP 2014 was held October 20-25, 2014 with 125 attendees registered.
ESP 2015 was held October 5-10, 2015 with 109 attendees registered.
ESP 2016 was held October 24-29, 2016 with 108 attendees registered.
ESP 2017 was held October 16-21, 2017 with 137 attendees registered.