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Server Upgrade

Today I upgraded the site to a sever with twice the power as the last one.  I hope this will decrease the page load times during heavy traffic nights.  More news to come later. -Troy

New Poker Flat Rockets for 2015

Anyone that is interested in more Poker Flat Rockets should read this article that was posted in the local paper a few days ago. -Troy

Back online for the 2014-15 season.

Today I was finally able to fix my DNS issues and restart the camera for the 2014-15 season. Lets hope its another great year for the aurora. More news to come soon. -Troy

New Live Stream/ What I know about this rocket

From what I've been told they are going to hold off on the rocket until the 24th. Here are a few useful links related to the UAF Poker Flat rocket launch. I also have a timelapse from 2003 that shows what it should look like from the webcam.

Links

UAF Poker Flat 2014 Launch Schedule

2014 Samara Mission Blog 
I find that this is currently not up to date if the informaiton I've been told is correct.

Live Stream from Poler Flats   
I have never watch this stream while they are launching a rocket. I'm not really sure where the stream is, How it will play out and if it will be on when they go to launch the rocket. As far as I can tell so far it is a bunch of guys setting around in chairs.

Rocket Launch Sample from Dec 2003

rocket

Some rocket photos Ive taken in the past:

troybirdsall rocket-2 troybirdsall rocket-4

troybirdsall rocket-1

Broken code removed. Site loads faster? E-mail for support.

I have had some issues with the site hanging on page load. I found a broken link to a background image that I had on the site. Anyone remember? I have since removed this broken code and think that maybe it has helped increase the load time for the site. If anyone is still having troubles please e-mail me to get support. -Troy

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Latest Message: 1 day, 23 hours ago
  • Bossy9 : Hi Myra, heres to a new star watching season, an hardly wait to see stars, we have had very poor night sky for too long, it will be great to see a lovely dark background with those pin pricks of mystery!
  • Troy : Live streaming is back online.
  • Troy : I'm having some issues with power. I will try to get a new battery backup this week. That should fix it long term I hope.
  • ffhopkins : Is the online webcm going to work any time soon?
  • Troy : Cam is back offline. I keep having major power outages. I'll get it fixed asap.
  • Troy : Everything should be fixed.
  • george2624 : Not normally, hopefully Troy will check on it soon.
  • judithduft : So, is the screen black until the fall...anyone?
  • george2624 : Live cam is not working for me on the IPhone.
  • Hasbro : Firefox 39.0 w/Acrobat Flash installed, still gives the same black screen and error message. "Stream not found: livestream"
  • Hasbro : Yes, "Stream not found: livestream" is all I get. For now.
  • judithduft : Screen is still black. Is anyone else having this problem?
  • Troy : Hi Hasbro. Thanks for your continued support!
  • Hasbro : Hey cool. Back on here. Renewed by prescription and my subscription. Fall can't come soon enough, solar minimum notwithstanding! Hi, Troy.
  • george2624 : Looks like a pink or reddish glow behind the clouds
  • george2624 : Weather says Smoke......
  • djrmsn : Happy Solstice everyone!
  • djrmsn : After following this discussion, I decided to look at the archives for this week. They are a great way to see that the sun never really fully sets and stays shining bright orange as it continues left to right across the horizon. Thanks for the archives, Troy!
  • elicrisio : when does the cam?
  • george2624 : Daytime picture now at 2:35 AK time is very pretty!

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