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Saturday, March 21, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020

PCA’s First Four-Door Overnight Event: A Swamp Photography and Star Party Tour, plus Dinner

Event Type: 
Multi-Event

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Day Event: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Photography Focused on Florida Wildlife
Dinner (Optional) 5:30 pm - Order and Pay your Own
Night Event: 7:00 pm - Night Viewing of Astronomical Star Gazing
Registration (Mandatory): www.clubregistration.net $30/pp.

Hosted by: Everglades, Gold Coast and Space Coast PCA Regions
Everglades Contact: David Bankston - P: 650-823-4200 E: bankman2@icloud.com
Gold Coast Contact: Randy Gananathan - P: 561-623-9191 E: suv@pca.org
Space Coast Contact: Steve  Wojcicki - P: 321-446-1537 E: wojo@cfl.rr.com

Welcome to the first Day/Night Porsche event for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and star gazers alike. Calling all four door Porsche owners to choose one, two or all three events! Want to do more than just track you Porsche on Driver Education days? Now’s your chance to leave the urban jungle and head to the real outdoors! Three PCA regions have joined forces to show the world of PCA that four door Porsches are 100% Porsche and capable of taking you and your family or friends together anywhere you want to go, in the comfort, enjoyment, safety and style only Porsche could create! This tour is designed for Porsche owners of Cayenne’s, Macan’s, Panamera’s and even bring your Taycan if you've got it. Of course all p-cars are also welcome. Drives will be on fully paved and/or maintained highways so no worries about scratching up your pride and joy. 

Snowbirds, Come let us show you the real Florida wildlife, the Everglades landscape and the starry nightsky above us! All PCA Members are welcome. Not necessary to drive your four door Porsche, not necessary to drive your two door Porsche either as you may drive any car, SUV or pickup truck, even rental cars are welcome.

Part 1 Day Event – Corkscrew Sanctuary Photography Tour - Dust off your Cameras!
Meet at: 2:00pm - 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
The event starts at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - https://corkscrew.audubon.org/ in Everglades Florida. Members will participate in a Guided photography tour led by a professional photographers and sight spotters from the Naples Photography Special Interest Group for 1.5 to 2 hrs. One guide is scheduled for a group of 10 to 15 guests.

Part 2 – Dinner about 60 miles deep into the everglades at Everglades City.
Leave Corkscrew Sanctuary at 4:00pm, Arrive 5:30pm at the restaurant at 202 Carmella Street West, Everglades City, FL 34139
We will travel south down route 29 straight into Everglades City. We will meet up for Dinner In Everglades City at Camellia Street Grill - https://www.camelliastreetgrill.com/gallery Everyone orderes and pays for their own, but we need everyone to register to inform the restaurant of the number of participants to enable them to prepare for our large group.

Part 3 – Night Event at Everglades Astronomical Society (EAS) Guided Observing Session!
Leave 6:30 – Arrive at site about 10 miles at 7:00 PM at US41 East Collier County, FL [Map will be provided to participants]
The EAS has invited PCA members to join them for a Star Party at their dark-sky site 20 miles east of Naples. If you're thinking of buying a telescope or binoculars for future use after this event, get advice from experienced stargazers and try out a variety of equipment on hand. PCA members can stay and gaze at the stars as long as they like. Some of the EAS members stay ALL night and sleep in their cars. Not saying PCA members should too, but you can if you want to!

EAS is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and observational skills. Some members are scientists or engineers, while others are artists or craftspeople, building contractors or college students. They span ability levels from novice to expert and use their knowledge and instruments to promote a public interest in astronomy. http://naples.net/~nfn19284/eas/Home.php

What to Bring:
Be sure to pack your camera tripod if you want to give a go at taking night astrophotography.

  • Hat for sunny days and cooler nights
  • Lawn Chairs, sleeping bags, camping gear if you plan to stay overnight
  • Jacket for possible cool evening weather
  • Hiking dress code/boots would be good choice
  • Bug Spray – just in case
  • Flashlight with red lens tip (mandatory) if you want to use it at the EAS viewing site
  • Telescope/Binoculars/telephoto lens

Contact Randy Gananathan via email: suv@pca.org if you require hotel accommodation in the area.

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