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Kelling Heath October 2020
« on: Oct 02, 2020, 14:15:26 »
Any one going in 2 weeks time?  Seems they have it well organised from the Coronavirus point of view.  Unless there are sudden changes from the government of course.

I am going, and I know Sue and Roy are booked.

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2020, 07:58:32 »
Just wondering Carole if you have hired a caravan or will you be under canvas too? By the way we will be on pitch 327. Planning to go up on Monday unless it is wet, do not fancy pitching the unfamiliar tent in rain!

Cheers Sue.

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2020, 14:39:15 »
I've hired a Caravan Roy, I am on pitch T311

Thursday to Monday.  Can possibly extend if the forecast is good.

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2020, 11:25:19 »
Weather forecast not looking good.

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2020, 19:40:07 »
see you all there. I'm on pitch 348
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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #5 on: Oct 11, 2020, 08:55:17 »
Acknowledged Julian

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #6 on: Oct 20, 2020, 09:28:31 »
Sadly there were no clear skies for the duration of my stay - Thursday to Monday - well just enough for polar alignment and slew to target and then the clouds came over again.

Saw Julian, Robert, Sue and Roy, plus some others I have met at Kelling before.  I think Sue and Roy who stay longer had a bit of clear sky one night.

Very disappointing, apparently Andrew from Norwich AS who started the whole event when he was previously at Loughton AS, said it was the worst Autumn Equinox Star Party for 15 years.

It appears the Autumn event is getting pushed into October for the last few years and next year too, by the North Norfolk 40s weekend.  This apparently is very lucrative for Kelling Heath and with 40,000 attendees it is a much bigger event and maybe more and more people have started to use Kelling Heath as a base to attend it.

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #7 on: Oct 20, 2020, 15:46:25 »
Hi Carole

Seems like your skies have been as bad as ours have been locally!

Not seen Mars for days.

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Re: Kelling Heath October 2020
« Reply #8 on: Oct 21, 2020, 14:38:32 »
Yeah, not good visual astronomy weather. Wetter than an otter's pocket here this morning, with visibility down to 40 or 50 metres at times. Unfortunate that the Kelling weekend's been shifted away from the Equinox into dates when poor weather's more likely. :/