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doug

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OAS Observing Officer
« on: Sep 23, 2021, 08:42:57 »
     Greetings to all.

     Just to formally announce that I shall be standing down from the post of Observing Officer as from the end of 2021. I have really enjoyed being in the position of Observing Officer and feel that after a good few years in the post, it is time to hand over the reins to somebody else. Thanks for all the support that I have received over the years; it is much appreciated. Rose and I will continue to run the Otford Observing evening, until informed otherwise.

     Thanks again, Doug Hopkins.
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Re: OAS Observing Officer
« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2021, 08:54:52 »
Doug

Thank you for holding this post and making it a highlight of our meetings! 👍
Best wishes

Roberto

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Re: OAS Observing Officer
« Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2021, 11:46:13 »
Thanks, Doug, for your (and Rose's) many years of stirling service!

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Re: OAS Observing Officer
« Reply #3 on: Sep 23, 2021, 12:01:58 »
Thank you Doug, you have done an extraordinary job at Otford, and helping to bring in new members so I am glad you are continuing with that aspect.

Carole

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Re: OAS Observing Officer
« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2021, 07:53:19 »
Doug, we shall all miss your inimitable style.

Thanks and best wishes.

Duncan
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Re: OAS Observing Officer
« Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2021, 09:11:28 »
Doug -

Many thanks for all the excellent research and presentations over many years.  You have done a great job and will be dearly missed.  It is really good news that you and Rose will continue to keep the Otford meetings going.  Many of us (including me) found them a great way to get to know members, and to learn some of the fundamentals of observing.