|Re: Astronomy Interest?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alan O'Hashi (adoecosyahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 04:53:04 -0700 (PDT)|
David - I live in Boulder, Colorado. The town adopted a low night lighting law a few years ago. It's dark here at my place that has a big upstairs deck. No street lights and ensconced lighting in the community makes for great urban night time viewing. No formal miradors here, but we gather to watch various celestial events. A few months ago, there was a rash of UFO sightings, but none seen hovering over my place! Also, there are other cohousing options, other than "cohousing stout" as I call it. https://alanohashi.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/retrofit-cohousing/ ThxAlan O. Alan O'Hashi Get Up Off the Couch www.alanohashi.com www.getupoffthecouch.comCO: 303-910-5782 ....WY: 307-316-2113 ..NE: 402-327-1652 .... 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Save the Date and invitation to present :: Aug 23 :: Community for All online conference (Neil Planchon) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 14:20:35 -0500 From: David Oesper <davedarksky [at] mac.com> To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Astronomy Interest? Message-ID: <7208EA2E-65F6-448A-AEF1-CA5D05A759AD [at] mac.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Thanks, Sharon, and to the others who responded. Even at this early stage, we have heard from three groups of people expressing an interest in living in an astronomy-friendly community. (1) RVers who want to use Mirador Astronomy Village as a ?home base? and RV vacationers who would like to visit (2) Folks like me who would like to live in a fairly traditional house but in a cohousing community (3) Folks who have very modest financial means and would like to live in an affordable apartment in a multi-unit building I would like to accommodate all of these people in our astronomy community. I have known many talented amateur astronomers and educators over the years that would never be able to afford to buy land and build a house on it, or purchase a $300K to $400K+ home, or have two residences (one in ?civilization? and one where the night sky is pristine) that they travel back and forth between. I am one of them. Four unique features of our concept for Mirador Astronomy Village are (1) Everyone living there rents (2) A substantial initial investment is not required to live there (3) The community earns income through tourism and educational programs, and this would be used to maintain the community and reduce the cost to live there (4) Modular construction would be used as much as possible to keep construction costs down. Ideally, a ?grand plan? for the community will be developed and the community will be built all at once. I like to think that if people like Michael Bloomberg can spend over $900 million dollars on his failed four-month presidential bid, there must be someone out there who both understands our vision and has the money to make something truly unique and wonderful a reality for just a few million dollars. Of course, that probably will not happen. Therefore, we will probably need to build the community in stages, with each stage helping to fund subsequent stages. Once we have acquired a site in New Mexico, Arizona, or West Texas, we would first build the RV park. The sooner our land can start producing income, the better. There is so much more to say, but this is the gist. Thanks, David Oesper https://miradorastrovillage.org/ <https://miradorastrovillage.org/> > On May 21, 2020, at 7:37 PM, David Oesper via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] > cohousing.org> wrote: > I am a lifelong amateur astronomer with a passion for the night sky and > sharing it with others. I am near enough to retirement that I recently was > able to cut back to 3/4 time at work so I can devote 1/4+ time to developing > an astronomy-friendly cohousing/intentional community. I?ve been developing > this concept for years, but finally am able to devote a significant amount of > time to the project. I would welcome your input. David, say more about your concept of building the community using RVs, mobile homes, etc. Sharon ??? Sharon Villines ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 18:53:52 -0700 From: Neil Planchon <neil [at] swansway.com> To: cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Subject: [C-L]_ Save the Date and invitation to present :: Aug 23 :: Community for All online conference Message-ID: <E25F680F-4459-4236-B3CC-7EB8449D57DB [at] swansway.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Hello everyone Happy Memorial Day I am assisting plan the August 23rd Coho/US "Community for All" online conference. I am specifically looking for someone who would be interested in presenting as well as offer insights on these following questions: - How do you invite diversity? - Why are differences so hard? Please express your interest by completing our form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6njqpAhTac_YXu2hwzwzGwnZulG6BUSpyYtQtKZ_FNRO8_g/viewform We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. -=-=- Event details... Title: Community for All Description: Inviting, Celebrating and Leveraging Our Many Differences. The many types and layers of diversity and inclusion in community. Questions explored: How to invite diversity? How to work well with all kinds of people? What benefits and challenges does diversity bring? What tools, skills and strategies promote a sense of belonging? Date and Time: Sunday August 23 :: 9AM-3PM Pacific // 12PM-6PM Eastern Event Page: https://www.cohousing.org/2020-all/. Updates and registration to come. -=-=- Take care Neil Cohousing of the US :: https://www.cohousing.org Swan's Market Cohousing :: https://www.swansway.com Foundation for Intentional Community :: https://www.ic.org Cohousing Research Network :: http://www.cohousingresearchnetwork.org ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://L.cohousing.org/info ------------------------------ End of Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 196, Issue 23 ********************************************
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