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observing evening

Christopher Mancrief
 

Is there one tonight?

20160929 RE: Space Day - The Hive, Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Christopher J Baddiley
 

Sorry can't help as we will be away in Honolulu, Hawaii to visit one of Susy's brothers and his family,  until the middle of October. We will have three days on big Island and go to the visitors centre at Maunakea (only verified residents are allowed to go to top once a month in very small groups so we can't do that). I have rebuilt my tracking mount to image the 30° of more southerly Milky Way. I have even got a Hawaiian shirt to blend in to the background.

 

 

 

 

 

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Subject: [worcesteras] Space Day - The Hive, Wednesday, 05 October 2016

 

 

"Space Day - The Hive" reminder

When

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

05:00 PM to 10:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London

Where

The Hive - Worcester

Notes

WAS will again be manning a stand at this annual family event about everything SPACE. This year we also hope to be able to have a couple of telescopes for the public to look through and have our astro video camera set up. We need members to help set up everything, bring along and man a couple of telescopes for the public to look through, man the stall and help take it all down again at the end.

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Space Day - The Hive, Wednesday, 05 October 2016

worcesteras@...
 

"Space Day - The Hive" reminder
When
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
05:00 PM to 10:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
The Hive - Worcester
Notes
WAS will again be manning a stand at this annual family event about everything SPACE. This year we also hope to be able to have a couple of telescopes for the public to look through and have our astro video camera set up. We need members to help set up everything, bring along and man a couple of telescopes for the public to look through, man the stall and help take it all down again at the end.
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Re: Astronomy magazine

Michael Morris
 

Thanks for the heads up.  The e-magazine option looks particularly interesting, I'll check that out.

Tonight's observing evening is ON!

Michael Morris
 

Today's good weather looks set to continue into the evening, so tonight's planned observing evening at Crown East Scout Hut is on.  Please don't arrive before 8:30 pm.  

If you haven't been to our Crown East site before, you can find directions on our website.

Astronomy magazine

Tony Copp
 

I spent summer in North Wales unable to find a copy of ‘Astronomy’ anywhere. You might like to know that the email news feed at www.astronomy.com is quite good, and you can get e-Magazine ‘Astronomy’ from the Worcester CC library web site.

Tony


PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER - THE RED STUFF!, Thursday, 15 September 2016

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"PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER - THE RED STUFF!" reminder
When
Thursday, 15 September 2016
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Crown East Scout Hut (see website for directions)
Notes
A talk about dark adaptation in the human eye and some techniques to help you how avoid ruining your night vision when observing. Please arrive no earlier than 8:30pm. Event starts soon afterwards.
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PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER - THE RED STUFF!, Thursday, 15 September 2016

worcesteras@...
 

"PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER - THE RED STUFF!" reminder
When
Thursday, 15 September 2016
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Crown East Scout Hut (see website for directions)
Notes
A talk about dark adaptation in the human eye and some techniques to help you how avoid ruining your night vision when observing. Please arrive no earlier than 8:30pm. Event starts soon afterwards.
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TALK - Dr Ann Bonell - Ladies of the Night, Thursday, 08 September 2016

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"TALK - Dr Ann Bonell - Ladies of the Night" reminder
When
Thursday, 08 September 2016
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Lower Smite Farm -= See website for details
Notes
Dr Ann Bonell talks about the role of women in astronomy Talk starts at 8:00pm
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TALK - Dr Ann Bonell - Ladies of the Night, Thursday, 08 September 2016

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"TALK - Dr Ann Bonell - Ladies of the Night" reminder
When
Thursday, 08 September 2016
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Lower Smite Farm -= See website for details
Notes
Dr Ann Bonell talks about the role of women in astronomy Talk starts at 8:00pm
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20160902 IoP programme.

Christopher J Baddiley
 

This is just to let everyone know that the Institute of physics program for this new academic year is available here...

 

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/midlands/west-midlands/news/file_67877.pdf

 

 

The programme has just been printed and I have asked Alan Smith if he can get copies to Chris Livingston or Michael Morris to be available at the next meeting.

 

I cannot myself as  I am away until the middle of September, and also away for the October meeting.

 

Please note the first meeting is on September and is on an astronomical topic.

 

Wednesday 21st September 2016 WORCESTER ● University of Worcester, EEG089 ● Professor Nye Evans, Professor of Astrophysics, Keele University We are Star Dust Where did we come from? The elements from which we are made, and the elements that underpin our technology, are the results of thermonuclear cooking in long-dead stars. We will have an overview of how stars are born, evolve and die, how they shine, produce new elements, and contribute to the "Cosmic Recycling Bank".

 

The Feature meeting at Huntington Hall in November is about the comet orbiting and landing mission Rosetta

 

Tuesday 1st November 2016 22nd Annual Public Science Lecture. Admission by (free) ticket only from Box Office. WORCESTER ● Huntingdon Hall ● Dr Andrew Morse, Open University Rosetta – How and why to land on a Comet Comets are frozen debris remaining from the formation of our solar system. Studying them can tell us about the materials and processes occurring at that time and even how materials necessary for life could have arrived to Earth. This talk will describe the challenges of landing on a comet, highlight the mission achievements and the significance of discoveries made.

 

Our joint meeting is in January is about black hole jets and active galaxies.

 

Thursday 12th January 2017 WORCESTER ● University of Worcester, EEG089 ● Professor Diana Worrall, Professor of Physics, University of Bristol How black-hole jets heat the Universe Supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies can send luminous jets of matter vast distances. With modern observatories in space and on the ground we explore how something `black' can provide significant heating in the Universe.

 

They all have a 19:30 start at the University of Worcester.

 

Chris Baddiley

 

 

TALK - Dr Ann Bonell - Ladies of the Night, Thursday, 08 September 2016

worcesteras@...
 

"TALK - Dr Ann Bonell - Ladies of the Night" reminder
When
Thursday, 08 September 2016
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Lower Smite Farm -= See website for details
Notes
Dr Ann Bonell talks about the role of women in astronomy
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New Book - "An Amateur Astronomer's Life - Seven Decades Of Enthusiasm For The Heavens"

Michael Morris
 

Earlier this year Geoff Kirby of Weymouth Astronomy Club wrote a book drawing together his astronomical adventures and experiences since he first took an interest in the heavens 73 years ago.

 

His book is available as a paperback from Amazon and all my royalties from the book are being donated to the BAA Commission for Dark Skies.

 

He has also made it available as a free PDF download which can be read and enjoyed on computers, tablets or smartphone.

 

A description of my book and how to obtain it can be found at www.geoffkirby.co.uk/Astronomy

 

Clear skies!


MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

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"MEMBERS' STAR PARTY" reminder
When
Thursday, 11 August 2016
09:00 PM to 12:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
See Newsgroup for details
Notes
It time again for our yearly star party under the dark skies at a member's property in rural Worcestershire.
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Re: MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

Rod Stewart
 

Hi Mike,

I've just had the same problem, they all look like old files;
Then I realised that what I am looking at are folders of files.

So I clicked the 'Summer Star Party' folder, and there are all the files including 2016 details.

Hope this helps,

Kind regards, Rod

Re: MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

Mike Speed <michael.w.speed@...>
 

Sorry to have bothered you whilst away but many thanks. sorted.

Kind Regards
Mike 

On 8 Aug 2016, at 07:20, Michael michaelmorris4@... [worcesteras] <worcesteras@...> wrote:


Hi Mike
I'm away at the moment so I can't easily check the newsgroup. The star party is at the same location as in 2013 and 2014.

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On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 11:56 PM +0100, "Michael Speed michael.w.speed@...[worcesteras]" <worcesteras@...> wrote:

 

Hello Mike, I am going into file section but all old ones. I haven't been in for a while but has it changed or different? My apologies but can you give me the instructions of how to enter from the start again.

Kind regards
Mike


On 7 Aug 2016, at 23:10, michaelmorris4@... [worcesteras] <worcesteras@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mike
Because this is a private star party and this form is visible to non-members, details can be found in the files section of the newsgroup.




Re: MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

Michael Morris
 

Hi Mike
I'm away at the moment so I can't easily check the newsgroup. The star party is at the same location as in 2013 and 2014.

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On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 11:56 PM +0100, "Michael Speed michael.w.speed@... [worcesteras]" <worcesteras@...> wrote:

 

Hello Mike, I am going into file section but all old ones. I haven't been in for a while but has it changed or different? My apologies but can you give me the instructions of how to enter from the start again.

Kind regards
Mike


On 7 Aug 2016, at 23:10, michaelmorris4@... [worcesteras] <worcesteras@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mike
Because this is a private star party and this form is visible to non-members, details can be found in the files section of the newsgroup.

Re: MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

Michael Speed <michael.w.speed@...>
 

Hello Mike, I am going into file section but all old ones. I haven't been in for a while but has it changed or different? My apologies but can you give me the instructions of how to enter from the start again.

Kind regards
Mike


On 7 Aug 2016, at 23:10, michaelmorris4@... [worcesteras] <worcesteras@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mike
Because this is a private star party and this form is visible to non-members, details can be found in the files section of the newsgroup.

Re: MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

Michael Morris
 

Hi Mike
Because this is a private star party and this form is visible to non-members, details can be found in the files section of the newsgroup.

Re: MEMBERS' STAR PARTY, Thursday, 11 August 2016

michael.w.speed@...
 

Can you tell me where the Star Party is being held this year please. Thanks Mike Speed