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In the Media... / Re: Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries
« Last post by The Thing on Dec 06, 2017, 09:47:59 »
Africa looks exceptionally good, how about a DSC to the Sahara?

My understanding is the Sahara (big generalisation) has a dusty atmosphere and the seeing is turbulent. Loads of great images are taken in Namibia which has a large desert and not many people, no migrants, slavers, traffickers, jihadis either. I suspect its a bit safer if your taking lots of astro gear. Except for the wildlife which could be interesting.
Nice lion, nice lion...
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: Observing evening dates - 2018
« Last post by Rick on Dec 05, 2017, 14:06:31 »
Excellent! They're now all the same!

Does bother me slightly that nobody else spotted the mis-match sooner, though. The main website is the place non-members are most likely to check first, especially if they find us via google (or similar) so it's important to keep it as accurate as possible.
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / DSC dates for 2018
« Last post by Carole on Dec 05, 2017, 11:23:57 »
Seeing Doug's post re observing dates for 2018, reminded me I should do the same regarding the DSC dates for 2018 for those who didn't buy a calendar.

All at Cairds campsite East Sussex

March 16 - 18th
May 11 - 13th
July 13 - 15th*
August 10 - 12th*
October 5 - 7th

These camps* we may have to book and pay for these to reserve the spaces.  The only alternative would be to go to another site where there would be hoards of public and lights even if we can find one without booking in advance and still get hook up such as Blacklands.  Running Water is now being managed by Len's daughter and we would have to book and pay in advance there too. 

If any-one has a better idea for the peak months please let me know.

I did have a discussion with Tuesnoad some time ago, and he reckons he could relay some power cables for us.  If any-one wants to give that a try instead.

Put the dates in your diaries peeps, so we can have a nice gathering at DSC.  I have 2 new people now attending (maybe 3) to help boost the numbers.

Carole

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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: Observing evening dates - 2018
« Last post by Carole on Dec 05, 2017, 11:06:02 »
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The main website has different dates, which I think came from the calendar.

If the ones above are the correct ones then I'll change the website, but it's too late for the calendar...
The dates on the calendar match the ones stated above.

I checked my info page where I gathered information for the calendar Rick and somehow I have different dates for the first three months, I don't remember this changing but that must be the info I sent you. 

Anyway the good news is that the calendar dates are correct.

Carole
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: Observing evening dates - 2018
« Last post by Rick on Dec 05, 2017, 10:19:37 »
Dates on main website for first three months of 2018 adjusted to match the list above.

As the main website is the most likely place non-members will check, please check the dates there. They're listed on http://www.orpington-astronomy.org.uk/observing/
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: Observing evening dates - 2018
« Last post by doug on Dec 05, 2017, 09:39:57 »
The calendar dates are the same as on the Forum, or vice-versa.... Rick has been informed. If there are changes I will let everyone know.

Doug. 
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: Observing evening dates - 2018
« Last post by Rick on Dec 04, 2017, 15:21:29 »
The main website has different dates, which I think came from the calendar.

If the ones above are the correct ones then I'll change the website, but it's too late for the calendar...
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Observing evening dates - 2018
« Last post by doug on Dec 04, 2017, 11:18:05 »
     Here is a list of the Observing Evening dates for 2018. They are, of course, on the OAS Calendar, but for those people who haven`t got one ..... Please note that for January, February and March, the Observing Evening is the DAY BEFORE the main meeting; this could not have been avoided. All Tuesday dates.

     January 23rd ... February 27th ... March 27th ... April 17th ... May 15th ... June 12th

     July 17th ... August 14th ... September 18th ... October 16th ... November 13th ... December 11th.

     Hope y`all can make it to at least some of them,

     Happy Christmas and a Starry New Year,

     Doug.
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In the Media... / Re: Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries
« Last post by NoelC on Dec 03, 2017, 14:58:44 »
Africa looks exceptionally good, how about a DSC to the Sahara?
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Introductions / Re: Introducing myself
« Last post by Rick on Nov 29, 2017, 15:18:58 »
Hi John,

Apologies for the delay... I made the mistake of installing Firefox 57.0. You should now be aable to get at all ther O.A.S. parts of the forum, too.

Cheers,
Rick.
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