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DSC camp dates for 2019
« on: Sep 15, 2018, 11:56:17 »
Dates for 2019 are as follows.

Cutting down the number of camps to choose from did not help with the numbers this year and as those that want to go tend to go more frequently than the official dates I have chosen 7 camps for 2019 as holding UDSC's which were not on the calendar caused confusion for some of the new people wanting to come.

1 - 3 March
5 - 7 April
3 - 5 May

2 - 4 August (this one needs to be booked)
30 Aug - 1 September (this needs to be booked as still peak season)
27 - 29 September
25 - 27 October


Hope to see some of you there.

Carole


« Last Edit: Sep 17, 2018, 21:02:07 by Carole »

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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2019, 19:48:26 »
Hello Carole,
Just as I thought the Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival will be taking place the same weekend as September DSC. https://www.the-observatory.org/events/astronomy-festival?fbclid=IwAR1ZNaFWociax5iTWeaYDbrnfnW4GBlZn_clyJbgweuYbNT5ByMeB-WUsdA
Would you perhaps like to reconsider the dates of your event?

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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2019, 19:57:18 »
And by the way, would anybody else be interested in attending the festival?

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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2019, 20:26:20 »
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Just as I thought the Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival will be taking place the same weekend as September DSC. https://www.the-observatory.org/events/astronomy-festival?fbclid=IwAR1ZNaFWociax5iTWeaYDbrnfnW4GBlZn_clyJbgweuYbNT5ByMeB-WUsdA
Would you perhaps like to reconsider the dates of your event?

Sometimes we can hold DSC a week earlier or a week later if the new Moon falls mid week, but on this occasion, it falls bang on the Saturday, so shifting the DSC dates does not work very well as you either get a last quarter the previous week (which matters for those who stay up all night), or a first quarter for the weekend after.

Plus it is in the OAS Calendar. 

There are plenty of other opportunities, during the year because we often go on the months in between the official dates, just keep the new Moon dates in your diary if you would like to come.

I never go to the Herstmonceaux Festival because there is no hook up, so can't do any imaging - or cooking.

Carole
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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2019, 20:29:32 »
I might do the weekend if i can get a room for £22 a night with facilities and Breakfast.
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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #5 on: Mar 05, 2019, 22:57:17 »
Roger, are you talking about Herstmonceaux or the DSC weekend?  Herstmonceux has no electric hook up, so you would need some other power for everything.

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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:51:13 »
Herstmonceux is great for lectures and learning new stuff, meeting other people and visual observing especially through those big dome telescopes. 

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Re: DSC camp dates for 2019
« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 2019, 10:31:57 »
Roger, are you talking about Herstmonceaux or the DSC weekend?  Herstmonceux has no electric hook up, so you would need some other power for everything.

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