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5 months 1 week ago #106463 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

I wonder is there any news about Cosmos 2017?

I could find no mention of it on the Midlands Astronomy Club website.

John

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #106467 by nectarine
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All I know is that it's the last weekend in March John.

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5 months 1 week ago #106468 by flt158
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If we look above the line that says "Latest Topics from our Forums" is says that details of Cosmos 2017 are upcoming.

We plan to go at the end of March.

Aubrey.

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5 months 3 days ago #106481 by flt158
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I trust we will not need Facebook to book for Cosmos 2017.

I do not use it.

Aubrey.

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4 months 4 weeks ago #106486 by stepryan
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4 months 5 days ago #106528 by Seanie_Morris
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Hi Folks,

I am not as involved in MAC this past year, but I'll add what I have on the subject of COSMOS!

You can get details from MAC's new COSMOS Star Party website (some bits are under development) here:
www.cosmosstarparty.ie

Here is the poster:


Hope to see you all there!

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #106586 by Neill
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Good luck to all involved in COSMOS this weekend. Some fun observing info below:

Planets - Sunset is around 8 with Mercury (setting 22h), Mars (setting 23:20) and Jupiter (rising 20:40) visible. Also some ISS/Iridium activity:

ISS

31 Mar -3.7 22:07:35 10° WSW 22:10:43 54° S 22:10:43 54° S
01 Apr -3.4 21:15:20 10° SW 21:18:28 43° SSE 21:20:37 18° E
01 Apr -2.2 22:51:29 10° W 22:53:16 29° WSW 22:53:16 29° WSW

Iridium Flares (Catch them while you can!)

Mar 31, 21:27:52 -2.0 Alt 58° 94° (E) Iridium 45
Mar 31, 22:53:34 -4.9 Alt 29° 53° (NE) Iridium 19

Comets 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and C/2015 V2 Johnson both circumpolar and visible in the evening sky (full details from the monthly guide!)

Linda: "All in all, this is one day Mittens the kitten won't soon forget."
Morbo: "Kittens give Morbo gas."
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3 months 2 weeks ago #106588 by Neill
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So how was it? Talks good? Any observing etc.

Linda: "All in all, this is one day Mittens the kitten won't soon forget."
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3 months 2 weeks ago #106589 by Paul Evans
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Excellent talks, great craic as always, Solar observing in the daytime, night time observing on the Saturday night - I stayed out of town so didn't join in with that but did some observing from my B&B on the Shannon south of Athlone - example photo attached!

Lovely weekend - well done to all involved!

Paul.

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