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Upcoming Event: Astronomy School - Thu, 17.10.2019 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Astronomy School

When: Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description:

Astronomy School
Two video presentations introducing some fundamental concepts in astronomy.

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


Upcoming Event: IoP Event - The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope - Wed, 23.10.2019 7:30pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: IoP Event - The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

When: Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:University of Worcester, St John's Campus

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Organizer: Institute of Physics

Description:

Dr Graham Smith, Reader of Cosmology, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham
 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will survey the entire Southern sky for ten years starting in 2022, building up a decade-long movie of the night sky. LSST will revolutionise our understanding of the cosmos from stars and planets through to the expansion of the universe and tests of fundamental physics. Dr Smith will give an overview of this extraordinary machine and highlight some of the most exciting science that colleagues around the world and in the UK hope to achieve with LSST.


Upcoming Event: Christmas Inter-Society Astronomy Quiz - Mon, 09.12.2019 7:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Christmas Inter-Society Astronomy Quiz

When: Monday, 9 December 2019, 7:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove, Finstall, B60 3DH

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Organizer: Bromsgrove Astronomical Society

Description: Christmas Inter-Society Astronomy Quiz
It's that time of year again for the annual Inter-Society Astronomy Quiz generously hosted by Bromsgrove Astronomical Society.  There is a buffet as well starting at 7:30pm.
The usual cost of the buffet and quiz is around £7.50 a head, but we will subsidise members by £5 a head if they wish to come along.
Please contact us at info@... or speak to Michael or Chris at November's meeting to let us know if you want to come.


Upcoming Event: Orionid Meteor Shower Maximum - Mon, 21.10.2019 8:00pm to Tue, 22.10.2019 5:00am #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Orionid Meteor Shower Maximum

When: Monday, 21 October 2019, 8:00pm to Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:00am (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

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Upcoming Event: Astronomy School - Thu, 17.10.2019 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Astronomy School

When: Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description:

Astronomy School
Two video presentations introducing some fundamental concepts in astronomy.

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


Upcoming Event: Life in the Universe - James Fradgley - Thu, 10.10.2019 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Life in the Universe - James Fradgley

When: Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip - see website for details

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Description: 'Life in the Universe' - Are the aliens really there? Astronomical & evolutionary factors for assessing the probability of there being complex life "out there".


Meet a NASA Astronaut -Tuesday 8th October

Michael Morris
 

MEET SPACE SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT DR. DON THOMAS AT THE HIVE ON 8TH OCTOBER.
This is a chance to meet Shuttle Astronaut Dr Don Thomas at The Hive in Worcester on Tuesday evening. 
Some tickets remaining - www.astronautevent.co.uk


Upcoming Event: Life in the Universe - James Fradgley - Thu, 10.10.2019 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Life in the Universe - James Fradgley

When: Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip - see website for details

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Description: 'Life in the Universe' - Are the aliens really there? Astronomical & evolutionary factors for assessing the probability of there being complex life "out there".


Re: Upcoming Event: Space Day at the Hive - UPDATE - Sat, 05.10.2019 10:30am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Christopher J Baddiley
 

Oh what a shame. I have a stand and assumed that the Astro. Soc will be there, and would have helped out. If there is anything I can do to advertise, let me know. I'm going by train.

The Institute of physics will be there as before.

 

Regards Chris

 

 

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Subject: [worcesterastro] Upcoming Event: Space Day at the Hive - UPDATE - Sat, 05.10.2019 10:30am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Space Day at the Hive - UPDATE

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019, 10:30am to 4:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:The Hive, Worcester

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Description: This public event is aimed at a family audience and especially children from the age of 6 upwards.
UPDATE - UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL NOT BE HAVING A STAND AT THIS EVENT THIS YEAR..


Upcoming Event: Space Day at the Hive - UPDATE - Sat, 05.10.2019 10:30am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Space Day at the Hive - UPDATE

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019, 10:30am to 4:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:The Hive, Worcester

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Description: This public event is aimed at a family audience and especially children from the age of 6 upwards.
UPDATE - UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL NOT BE HAVING A STAND AT THIS EVENT THIS YEAR..


Upcoming Event: Space Day at the Hive - Sat, 05.10.2019 10:30am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Space Day at the Hive

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019, 10:30am to 4:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:The Hive, Worcester

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Description: This public event is aimed at a family audience and especially children from the age of 6 upwards. As usual, this event will be an excellent opportunity for us to promote the wonders of Astronomy to the public and to promote WAS.


Viewing Cancelled 26/09/2019

Rod Stewart
 

Chris has just asked me to post that tonight's viewing is cancelled due to the threat of rain.

Regards, Rod


Upcoming Event: Observing Evening (if clear) - Thu, 26.09.2019 8:30pm-10:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Observing Evening (if clear)

When: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: A public open observing evening at the dark sky site next to Crown East Scout Hut.  Bring along your telescope or binoculars or look through the society's scope.
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcesteras after 7:45pm to check whether or not the session will be going ahead.
Please do not arrive at Crown East before 08:30pm.


Upcoming Event: Observing Evening (if clear) - Thu, 26.09.2019 8:30pm-10:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Observing Evening (if clear)

When: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: A public open observing evening at the dark sky site next to Crown East Scout Hut.  Bring along your telescope or binoculars or look through the society's scope.
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcesteras after 7:45pm to check whether or not the session will be going ahead.
Please do not arrive at Crown East before 08:30pm.


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Handout from talk on Amateur Observatories in September 2019

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Upcoming Event: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory - Thu, 19.09.2019 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory

When: Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: How to set up your own observatory in your back garden


Upcoming Event: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory - Thu, 19.09.2019 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory

When: Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: How to set up your own observatory in your back garden


Upcoming Event: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn - Thu, 12.09.2019 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn

When: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip. See website for details

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Description: Kevin KIlburn tells the fascinating tale of a lost masterpiece and how through diligent research, the evidence has been pieced back together of what happened to the original Atlas. 


Upcoming Event: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn - Thu, 12.09.2019 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn

When: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip. See website for details

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Description: Kevin KIlburn tells the fascinating tale of a lost masterpiece and how through diligent research, the evidence has been pieced back together of what happened to the original Atlas. 


FOR SALE - Skywatcher EQ8 mount + extras

Michael Morris
 

EQ8 mount + pier plate and extra counterweight
I've recently moved house and I am currently without an observatory and little realistic prospect of building a new one in the next couple of years. So it is with a heavy heart that I'm putting my 2 year old Skywatcher EQ8 mount up for sale. It comes with 2 x 10 kg counterweights, power lead (not in photos) and Synscan controller. No tripod.
Also included in the sale is a pier plate and pier extension block + an extra 7kg counterweight.
 
£1795