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Free Stargazer's Starter Guides

Michael Morris
 

Back in February we told you about three 16-page booklets produced by the Federation of Astronomical Societies - 'Observing the Night Sky', 'Buying your Telescope' and 'Photographing the Night Sky'. These are now available to members.

Members are entitled to a copy of any of one these titles free, with any additional titles for sale for only £1.50 each. Copies will be available at our June, July and September 2nd Thursday meetings.

OBSERVING MEETING.REMINDER

Michael Morris
 

You are reminded that, because of the light evenings at this time of year. There are no observing sessions at Crown East on the 4th Thursday of the month in May, June, July or August.

IMPORTANT - changes to meeting on Thursday 9th June

Michael Morris
 

Sdaly Colin Pillinger has had to pull out of our June meeting due to ill health. The June meeting now has a completely different time, venue and subject!
Venue - Crown East Scout Hut
Start time - 7.30pm
The evening will start at 7.30pm with a session observing the Sun in white light and hydrogen alpha light.
At 8.30 we will have a talk entitled 'Observing the Moon - reading the lunar landscape' given by Michael Morris.

MAIN MEETING - Solar observing + talk on lunar observing, 6/9/2011, 7:30 pm

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Reminder from:   worcesteras Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   MAIN MEETING - Solar observing + talk on lunar observing
 
Date:   Thursday June 9, 2011
Time:   7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:   Crown East Scout Hut
Notes:   MAIN MEETING - Unfortunately Colin Pillinger has had to pull out of our June meeting due to ill health. The June meeting now has a completely different time, venue and subject!
Venue - Crown East Scout Hut
Start time - 7.30pm
The evening will start at 7.30pm with a session observing the Sun in white light and hydrogen alpha light.
At 8.30 we will have a talk entitled 'Observing the Moon - reading the lunar landscape' given by Michael Morris.
 
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MAIN MEETING - Thursday July 14th

Michael Morris
 

MEMBERS TELESCOPE/OBSERVING WORKSHOP
Members of the society are invited to a workshop on telescope and observing problems. This can be anything from setting up your equatorial mount, collimation your SCT telescope, how to set the exposure on your webcam, how do I organise the spaghetti of cables on the set up, or any other of the millions of questions you may have about the practicalities of observing.
Bring along your telescopes, imaging gear etc. If your query relates to a particular piece of equipment, you are encouraged to bring it along with you - this includes whole telescope set ups!

MAIN MEETING - Telescope/observing workshop, 7/14/2011, 8:30 pm

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Reminder from:   worcesteras Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   MAIN MEETING - Telescope/observing workshop
 
Date:   Thursday July 14, 2011
Time:   8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:   Crown East Scout Hut
Notes:   MEMBERS TELESCOPE/OBSERVING WORKSHOP
Members of the society are invited to a workshop on telescope and observing problems. This can be anything from setting up your equatorial mount, collimation your SCT telescope, how to set the exposure on your webcam, how do I organise the spaghetti of cables on the set up? or any other of the millions of questions you may have about the practicalities of observing.
Bring along your telescopes, imaging gear etc. If your query relates to a particular piece of equipment, you are encouraged to bring it along with you - this includes whole telescope set ups!
 
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SUMMER STAR PARTY, 8/11/2011, 8:30 pm

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Reminder from:   worcesteras Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SUMMER STAR PARTY
 
Date:   Thursday August 11, 2011
Time:   8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location:   Ask a committee member for location details
Notes:   SUMMER STAR PARTY
Members are invited to our annual summer star party at the home of one of our members. Bring along your telescope or look through someone elses.
 
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SUMMER STAR PARTY - TONIGHT

Michael Morris
 

Despite the less then ideal weather forecast for tonight (cloudy with some clear spells), we are going ahead with tonight's star party. From our experience, Marion's House seems to have it's own unique weather system!

If the gods do conspire against the best laid plans of mice and men, fear not - we still have tea, coffee and cakes and a stimulating little presentation on Star Parties for your pleasure and amusement.

See you there.

MAIN MEETING - The Universe in 4D, 9/8/2011, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   worcesteras Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   MAIN MEETING - The Universe in 4D
 
Date:   Thursday September 8, 2011
Time:   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:   WWT headquarters, Lower Smite Farm
Notes:   MAIN MEETING
The Universe in 4D. A talk by Dr Chris Baddiley.
 
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Sky at night September issue

simon_rothery
 

Hi,

At last night's meeting it seemed many members hadn't received their September issue of Sky at night (myself included). I've contacted Sky at night and if you send them an email to skyatnight@... including your name, subscriber number and address they will repost a copy to you. Alternatively you can ring 0844 844 0254

Clear skies,

Simon

Re: Sky at night September issue

Andrew Buckland
 

All,

I have just phoned Sky at Night magazine, given them my subscriber number and they are going to send me a copy of the September issue. According to their system the magazine was dispatched.
I also mentioned the larger problem, the fact that most (if not all) of us hadn't received this issue and the person was going to inform her manager about it.

Clear Skies.

--- In worcesteras@..., "simon_rothery" <simon_rothery@...> wrote:

Hi,

At last night's meeting it seemed many members hadn't received their September issue of Sky at night (myself included). I've contacted Sky at night and if you send them an email to skyatnight@... including your name, subscriber number and address they will repost a copy to you. Alternatively you can ring 0844 844 0254

Clear skies,

Simon

PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER, 9/15/2011, 8:30 pm

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Reminder from:   worcesteras Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER
 
Date:   Thursday September 15, 2011
Time:   8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:   Crown East Scout Hut
Notes:   PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER
'Guiding in Astrophotography' - Michael Morris
An introduction to the technique of guiding. This techniques is essential for taking good long exposure narrow field astronomical photographs.
 
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Society for the History of Astronomy meeting - 29th October

Michael Morris
 

On Saturday 29th October `The Society for the History of Astronomy' are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, about 10 minutes walk from New Street Station. Several WAS members are hoping to go up to Birmingham for the day to attend the meeting.
The talks planned are:
Dr. Clive Davenall - 'Lost World: Images of Mars before the space age
Brian Sheen - The life and times of John Couch Adams from 1819 to 1847
Dr Allan Chapman - Airy's Greenwich Staff

You can find out more about the event at:
http://www.freewebs.com/sochistastro//Autumn%20Conf%2011/SHA%202011%20Autumn%20Conference%20and%20AGM.pdf

Tickets are just £10 for the day. You will need to bring some money for tea/coffee on arrival and you will need to bring your own lunch (or buy it in the café)

We need to book places in advance, so you will need to pay in full NO LATER than 3rd Thursday meeting at Crown East on Thursday 20th October.

OBSERVING NIGHT - no decision yet!

Michael Morris
 

OBSERVING NIGHT - no decision yet!
The weather is presently being somewhat indecisive, so are we!
It is 7:30pm and we still can't make a firm decsion of weather tonight is planned observing session at Crown East is on or off.

We'll make a final decsion after 8:00pm. So keep watching this newsgroup or ring Chris on 01905 831103 after 8:10 to 8:15 for a final decision.

OBSERVING NIGHT IS ON - 22ND SEPTEMBER

Michael Morris
 

After a shakey start to the evening, the clouds seem to have cleared a bit, so tonight's observing night at Crown East Scout Hut is on.

Clear skies.

Extra Observing Night - Thursday 29th September

Michael Morris
 

Because we have five Thursdays in September this year, we are holding an extra observing night at Crown East tomorrow (Thursday 29th September). The weather forecast is excellent (touch wood, cross fingers etc. etc.).

We MAY be trying out the society's new live video astronomy set up.

See you there.

Extra Observing Night - Thursday 29th September

Michael Morris
 

Because there are five Thursdays in September this year, we are planning to hold an second observing night this month on Thursday 29th at our Crown East site. As usual it starts just after 8:30pm. The weather forecast is excellent (touches wood, crosses fingers etc. etc.)

We MAY be taking the opportunity to use the evening to give the society's new video astronomy set up a trial run.

See you there.

Re: Extra Observing Night - Thursday 29th September

Michael Morris
 

Oops, I thought the first one hadn't been sent. Sorry folks!

--- In worcesteras@..., "michaelcharlesmorris" <michaelmorris4@...> wrote:

Because there are five Thursdays in September this year, we are planning to hold an second observing night this month on Thursday 29th at our Crown East site. As usual it starts just after 8:30pm. The weather forecast is excellent (touches wood, crosses fingers etc. etc.)

We MAY be taking the opportunity to use the evening to give the society's new video astronomy set up a trial run.

See you there.

EXTRA OBSERVING NIGHT (IF CLEAR), 9/29/2011, 8:30 pm

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Reminder from:   worcesteras Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   EXTRA OBSERVING NIGHT (IF CLEAR)
 
Date:   Thursday September 29, 2011
Time:   8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:   Crwon East Scout Hut
Notes:   An opportunity for members and the public to observe the wonders of the night sky from our dark sky site at Crown East Scout Hut. These observing evening only take place if it is clear.
CHECK THE NEWSGROUP ON THE EVENING FOR NEWS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE OBSERVING EVENING IS TAKING PLACE or ring Chris Livingstone 01905 821103. Please only ring Chris Livingstone if you don't have access to the internet.
You can bring along your own telescope or binoculars or look through one of the society's telescopes.
 
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