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Updated Event: Club night CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 - Tuesday, 7 April 2020 #cal-invite

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Club night CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

When:
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC+01:00) Europe/London

Where:
Milton Keynes, UK

Description:


Updated Event: CANCELLED-SORRY 1st Crownhill Beavers - Thursday, 26 March 2020 #cal-invite

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CANCELLED-SORRY 1st Crownhill Beavers

When:
Thursday, 26 March 2020
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(UTC+00:00) Europe/London

Where:
OU Observatory

Organizer: Dawn Maxwell Dawn.Markwell@... 07752 715157

Description:
Guides: Sheridan, Michael, Adrian
1st Crownhill Beavers
6 - 8 Years old
25 + 5 people


Re: OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

Sheridan Williams
 

Thanks Andrew, I agree.

I'll cancel the 26th March outreach visit.

If Adrian can inform speakers for April and May, hopefully we can reconvene in June.

I'll update the website.

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 

On 17/03/2020 09:26, Andrew.Norton wrote:

Hello Sheridan – yes, unfortunately I think you should cancel all the meetings and outreach visits that are planned.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

 

From: ouastro@groups.io <ouastro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Sheridan Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: 17 March 2020 09:26
To: OU Astronomy Club <ouastro@groups.io>
Subject: [ouastro] OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

 

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Please read David's email below.

Even if we did decide to meet, then we would probably not be able to use the OU's facilities.

Also we need to consider outreach visits. We have one on 26th March for Brownies. Should I cancel this?

Views please via this group mailingASAP.

Best wishes


Sheridan

Email: sheridan@...

 



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Subject:

OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

Date:

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:43:06 +0000

From:

David Baines <dwtbaines@...>

To:

Adrian Rawlings <adrianrawlings@...>, Peter Hudson <peterv.hudson@...>, Sheridan Williams <sheridan@...>, John Walters <jhhw20@...>

 

Dear All,

 

I don't know if any of you have had the message copied below directly but I suspect that this, taken together with today's government advice regarding non-essential social contact,  means that the rest of this sessions club meetings will have to be cancelled.

 

I was sent it as a member of the OU Badminton club as tonights club night was cancelled.

 

What does everyone else think? It is 3 weeks until the April meeting so we do have a bit of time to let people know if the meeting isn't going to take place.

 

Regards,

 

David

 

From: OU-Club <ou-club@...>
Sent: 16 March 2020 11:39
Subject: Coronavirus - ALL AFFILIATED CLUBS

 

Dear Colleagues

 

As you will all be aware the UK is facing an unprecedented risk associated with the spreading of the Coronavirus.

 

With this in mind the University has taken the decision to cancel ALL Affiliated Clubs with immediate effect until further notice. Please ensure you contact your members and advise them of this decision immediately and advise any external members/instructors not to attend campus as they will not be allowed access to the rooms.

 

Please ensure you remove your bookings from the resource scheduler for the non OU Club areas (Hub, CMR etc)  I will be removing your bookings from Club areas (Church, Club Studio, Pavilion Activity Room/Outfields, Football Pitch & Green Room) on  the resource scheduler.

 

Please note that this instruction is non-negotiable.

 

Best wishes

 


Re: OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

Andrew.Norton
 

Hello Sheridan – yes, unfortunately I think you should cancel all the meetings and outreach visits that are planned.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

 

From: ouastro@groups.io <ouastro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Sheridan Williams via Groups.Io
Sent: 17 March 2020 09:26
To: OU Astronomy Club <ouastro@groups.io>
Subject: [ouastro] OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

 

CAUTION: This mail comes from outside the University. Please consider this before opening attachments, clicking links, or acting on the content.

Please read David's email below.

Even if we did decide to meet, then we would probably not be able to use the OU's facilities.

Also we need to consider outreach visits. We have one on 26th March for Brownies. Should I cancel this?

Views please via this group mailingASAP.

Best wishes


Sheridan

Email: sheridan@...

 



-------- Forwarded Message --------

Subject:

OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

Date:

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:43:06 +0000

From:

David Baines <dwtbaines@...>

To:

Adrian Rawlings <adrianrawlings@...>, Peter Hudson <peterv.hudson@...>, Sheridan Williams <sheridan@...>, John Walters <jhhw20@...>

 

Dear All,

 

I don't know if any of you have had the message copied below directly but I suspect that this, taken together with today's government advice regarding non-essential social contact,  means that the rest of this sessions club meetings will have to be cancelled.

 

I was sent it as a member of the OU Badminton club as tonights club night was cancelled.

 

What does everyone else think? It is 3 weeks until the April meeting so we do have a bit of time to let people know if the meeting isn't going to take place.

 

Regards,

 

David

 

From: OU-Club <ou-club@...>
Sent: 16 March 2020 11:39
Subject: Coronavirus - ALL AFFILIATED CLUBS

 

Dear Colleagues

 

As you will all be aware the UK is facing an unprecedented risk associated with the spreading of the Coronavirus.

 

With this in mind the University has taken the decision to cancel ALL Affiliated Clubs with immediate effect until further notice. Please ensure you contact your members and advise them of this decision immediately and advise any external members/instructors not to attend campus as they will not be allowed access to the rooms.

 

Please ensure you remove your bookings from the resource scheduler for the non OU Club areas (Hub, CMR etc)  I will be removing your bookings from Club areas (Church, Club Studio, Pavilion Activity Room/Outfields, Football Pitch & Green Room) on  the resource scheduler.

 

Please note that this instruction is non-negotiable.

 

Best wishes

 


OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......

Sheridan Williams
 

Please read David's email below.

Even if we did decide to meet, then we would probably not be able to use the OU's facilities.

Also we need to consider outreach visits. We have one on 26th March for Brownies. Should I cancel this?

Views please via this group mailingASAP.

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: OU Club has cancelled all affiliated club meetings until further notice......
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:43:06 +0000
From: David Baines <dwtbaines@...>
To: Adrian Rawlings <adrianrawlings@...>, Peter Hudson <peterv.hudson@...>, Sheridan Williams <sheridan@...>, John Walters <jhhw20@...>


Dear All,

I don't know if any of you have had the message copied below directly but I suspect that this, taken together with today's government advice regarding non-essential social contact,  means that the rest of this sessions club meetings will have to be cancelled.

I was sent it as a member of the OU Badminton club as tonights club night was cancelled.

What does everyone else think? It is 3 weeks until the April meeting so we do have a bit of time to let people know if the meeting isn't going to take place.

Regards,

David

From: OU-Club <ou-club@...>
Sent: 16 March 2020 11:39
Subject: Coronavirus - ALL AFFILIATED CLUBS

 

Dear Colleagues

 

As you will all be aware the UK is facing an unprecedented risk associated with the spreading of the Coronavirus.

 

With this in mind the University has taken the decision to cancel ALL Affiliated Clubs with immediate effect until further notice. Please ensure you contact your members and advise them of this decision immediately and advise any external members/instructors not to attend campus as they will not be allowed access to the rooms.

 

Please ensure you remove your bookings from the resource scheduler for the non OU Club areas (Hub, CMR etc)  I will be removing your bookings from Club areas (Church, Club Studio, Pavilion Activity Room/Outfields, Football Pitch & Green Room) on  the resource scheduler.

 

Please note that this instruction is non-negotiable.

 

Best wishes

 


Practical Astronomy Show.

Geoff Cowie
 

I have just seen that the Practical Astronomy Show has been postponed
from 21 March to 26 Sept.


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Re: Observatory visit

Sheridan Williams
 

Thanks. I'll be in touch.

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 

On 07/03/2020 18:36, Adrian Rawlings wrote:

Sheridan,

I am free on evening of March 26th.

Best wishes,

Adrian


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From: Sheridan Williams sheridan@...
Date: 07/03/2020 18:17
Subject: [ouastro] Observatory visit
1st Crownhill Brownies have asked to visit on Thursday 26 March 6:30-7:45

Could you email me if you are able to assist? We only need 3 guides but it is great if we have more.

I'd appreciate a prompt reply as they need to make plans.

They have offered later dates but it is getting lighter and 26th March has some good viewing opportunities if the weather plays ball.


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Re: Observatory visit

Adrian Rawlings
 

Sheridan,

I am free on evening of March 26th.

Best wishes,

Adrian


-----------------------------------------------------

From: Sheridan Williams sheridan@...
Date: 07/03/2020 18:17
Subject: [ouastro] Observatory visit
1st Crownhill Brownies have asked to visit on Thursday 26 March 6:30-7:45

Could you email me if you are able to assist? We only need 3 guides but it is great if we have more.

I'd appreciate a prompt reply as they need to make plans.

They have offered later dates but it is getting lighter and 26th March has some good viewing opportunities if the weather plays ball.


--
Adrian
_______________________________________________
Secretary, Open University Astronomy Club   ouastro.co.uk


Observatory visit

Sheridan Williams
 

1st Crownhill Brownies have asked to visit on Thursday 26 March 6:30-7:45

Could you email me if you are able to assist? We only need 3 guides but it is great if we have more.

I'd appreciate a prompt reply as they need to make plans.

They have offered later dates but it is getting lighter and 26th March has some good viewing opportunities if the weather plays ball.

--

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 


OU talk about GAIA next Tuesday

Sheridan Williams
 
Edited

The OU's Institute of Physics organises monthly lectures but we have dropped off the mailing list.

I will try and get us back on as there are often talks of interest to us.

Adrian has attached info about next week's talk on GAIA and the Hertsprung-Russell diagram.

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 



1st Walton Scout Group - Thu, 03/05/2020 #cal-notice

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1st Walton Scout Group

When:
Thursday, 5 March 2020
6:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:
OU Observatory, Milton Keynes

Organizer:
james.unwin@... 07802782795

Description:
25 cubs plus 5 leaders
Guides: Sheridan, Michael, John Walters, John Hunt, Adrian


Upcoming Event: 1st Walton Scout Group - Thu, 03/05/2020 6:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 1st Walton Scout Group

When: Thursday, 5 March 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:OU Observatory, Milton Keynes

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Organizer: James Unwin james.unwin@... 07802782795

Description: 25 cubs plus 5 leaders
Guides: Sheridan, Michael, John Walters, John Hunt, Adrian


Upcoming Event: Newton Longville 22 Cubs - Wed, 03/04/2020 6:45pm-8:15pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Newton Longville 22 Cubs

When: Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 6:45pm to 8:15pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:OU Observatory

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Organizer: Victoria.Molnar-Brown victoria.molnar-brown@...

Description: Helpers: Sheridan, Adrian, John and Robert Meardon


Amazing eclipse picture

Sheridan Williams
 

Here's a link to Nicolas Lefaudeux web site:

https://hdr-astrophotography.com/

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Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 


Club night - Tue, 03/03/2020 #cal-notice

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Club night

When:
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:
Milton Keynes, UK

Description:
Annual General Meeting so no speaker


Emails sent in error

Adrian Rawlings
 

Dear All,

I have inadvertently sent two personal one-to-one emails to the OU Astro list server.

Please accept my apologies for this, and ignore and delete the messages.

Many thanks,

Adrian
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_______________________________________________
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Jens Meeus books

Adrian Rawlings
 

Sheridan,

I wonder if I could ask a favour of you, namely to bring a couple of Meeus's books this evening.

There are two I'm interested in:

- Atsronomical Algorithms (2nd ed)

- Computer calculations (I don't know if the title is correct, but there was a reference to it in
one of the webpages I was reading recently.)

I just want to see if the process for calculating the Az/Alt given Right Ascension and Declination
is there, and if it within my capabilities, both mental and computer-oriented.

If they're right, I'll dash off and get my own copies from Abe Books. I ask this because I have a
acquired a number of astronomy books, but none so far has provided a tractable answer to my
questions.

Best wishes,

Adrian
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Re: Observatory visits tomorrow and Thursday

Adrian Rawlings
 

Sheridan,

on my Google calendar, I'm down to help at the event on Thursday, but not on Wednesday (tomorrow).

This is still the case, but with a social summersault I might be able to become free on Wednesday.
(we were going to have supper with a friend in Oxford at 6:30pm. Our friend might be willing to
postpone until later in the evening).

I have a good friend and neighbour, whom you know, Robert Meardon. He said he would be happy to
help out tomorrow. Also, he might be able to help on Thursday: he's going to Greenwich and might
not be back in time.

Feel free to contact him directly: robmeardon@... and 01908 503355

Cheers,

Adrian

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From: Sheridan Williams sheridan@...
Date: 03/03/2020 11:40
Subject: [ouastro] Observatory visits tomorrow and Thursday
A reminder that we have 2 successive visits to the observatory, Wednesday and Thursday this week:
Wednesday - Newton Longville Cubs - Sheridan, John and Adrian

Thursday - 1st Walton Scouts - Sheridan, Michael and ?


6:30pm arrival

I'll check at tonight's meeting that John Adrian and Michael are still free, but we need another person for Thursday.


 


--
Adrian
_______________________________________________
Secretary, Open University Astronomy Club   ouastro.co.uk


Thursday URGENT

Sheridan Williams
 

Oops, I forgot, that there will be 30 on Thursday so we need 4 guides.

Michael will do a talk in the meeting room.

We therefore need TWO more people.

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Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...