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RTMC EXPO COMPLETE INFORMATION

RTMC EXPO Information Updated schedule for 2018 coming soon. Event Brochure Click Here Registration Form Click Here Click here for maps and directions Click here for a downloadable summary of rules and other information   Arrival Time The conference grounds will open at about noon on Thursday, May 24th. The safety plan requires RTMC AE monitors to assure that cars are parked to the side of the road and access is clear. The starting point will be moved forward as to allow everyone to park along the side of the road inside the entrance of Camp Oakes. No one is allowed to park on the side of the road outside the gates of Camp Oakes and into the adjoining neighborhood streets. Everyone arriving early will be accommodated inside the Camp property according to arrival time. If you arrive early, be prepared to camp overnight along the entrance road. No restrooms.
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RTMC EXPO REGISTRATION

Registration This year’s dates are May 24th – May 28th, 2018 Pre-registration is available before May 6th. After May 6th you may register on-site at premium prices. You may register using a printed registration form or online with PayPal.   If your question is not answered below, contact registrar@rtmcastronomyexpo.org Click HERE to register for RTMC 2018 ¬†All meals will be on a short order basis, pay as you go ‘*CASH ONLY*. Click HERE to download the menu Breakfast will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The dining hall will be kept mainly as an auditorium all day and night. Take your meal to the picnic tables out back or anywhere around the camp in the clamshell meal box you’ll receive holding your order. General Admission General admission for adults is $50 and includes.
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COMMERCIAL EXHIBITORS, VENDORS & CLUBS

Commercial Exhibitors, Vendors, and Clubs Commercial Exhibitors, Vendors, and Clubs Vendors include any businesses, clubs, organizations, or individuals, who wish to set up a booth or tent at the event with items for sale. Clubs not selling merchandise of any kind (selling memberships is ok) may have a free vendor space. Click HERE for Online Vendor Registration via PayPal Click HERE to download a Vendor Registration Form Click HERE to find out about RTMC sponsorship Pets The Camp Oakes personnel have requested that NO pets will be allowed in the camp unless it is a licensed service/therapy animal. This is for liability reasons and for you and your pet’s safety. They will ask you to leave if you bring a pet in to the camp that is not a licensed service animal. We greatly appreciate your understanding of following the Camp rules. In addition to vendor fees vendors must also.
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Map

Maps and Directions to RTMC San Bernardino Vicinity Map Victorville Vicinity Map Aerial View of Camp Oakes Directions From the west Exit Interstate 10 at State Route 38 in Redlands (also called Orange St., labeled #1 on the map). Turn left onto Orange Street and go north 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue, which is marked as the continuation of State Route 38. Turn right onto Lugonia Avenue and go east 43 miles on State Route 38, past Angelus Oaks, Barton Flats, and Onyx Summit to Lake Williams Drive. Lake Williams Drive is about five miles northwest of Onyx Summit and located between mileposts 44 and 45 on State Route 38. Turn right onto Lake Williams Drive and follow the signs to the RTMC Astronomy Expo. From the east Exit Interstate 10 at Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa (labeled #3 on the map). Turn right onto Oak Glen Road and go.
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Camp Oakes

Camp Oakes has other attractions as well. Everyone may enjoy the pool, lake canoes, archery, mountain biking (your own bike), wall climbing, and catch and release fishing. May 26-30, 2016 (Thursday through Monday morning) Camp Oakes Big Bear City, California Main Telescope Field at the RTMC Astronomy Expo The Riverside Telescope Makers Conference (RTMC) was founded in 1969 by Clifford W. Holmes for amateur telescope makers to share their craft. In 1975, the RTMC moved to its current home at Camp Oakes, a YMCA camp near Big Bear City. In 2000, the official name of the conference was changed to the “RTMC Astronomy Expo.” Located 50 miles northeast of Riverside in the San Bernardino mountains, the site offers space for camping, several dormitories and 18 three-sided shelters, a meeting/dining hall, and the Charles Walker Observatory. The camp is located at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Click on the following link.
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