SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June

10 years 11 months ago - 10 years 10 months ago #77969 by michaeloconnell
SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June was created by michaeloconnell
IFAS in conjunction with Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) http://www.dias.ie are organising a one-day event in Dublin to discuss solar astronomy. The event is called Solarfest 2009 and will take place on Saturday 20th June 2009 at Dunsink Observatory. We are very grateful for the support of DIAS for sponsoring the event and attendance is FREE. Speakers confirmed so far are Deirdre Kelleghan (IFAS), Sally Russell (RAS), Miruna Popescu (Armagh Observatory www.arm.ac.uk ), Kevin Smith (Practical Astronomer Magazine), Nick Howes (Astronomy Now Magazine) and myself, Michael O'Connell. Weather permitting, we will have solar observing sessions also. A more detailed programme of the event will be uploaded in due course. Spaces are limited to 60 seats so if you are interested in attending this event, please let us know so that we reserve a seat for you. I would like to thank Deirdre Kelleghan for her assistance in co-organising this event with me.

Regards,

Michael O'Connell
IFAS Chair

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10 years 11 months ago #77970 by michael_murphy
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Count me in Michael.

Michael.

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10 years 11 months ago #77974 by Seanie_Morris
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Looking forward to it myself... and I am NOT going to mention puns about hoping we'll have a Sun to compliment the day and all that...


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10 years 11 months ago #77982 by nectarine
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Sounds like an interesting day - count me in and I'll see if any other DAS'ers can make the trip.
Regards,
Bernie

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10 years 11 months ago #77990 by artyfarty
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Sounds good I'd like to put my name in for this also

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10 years 11 months ago #78018 by stepryan
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michael,
if there are still places left, i would like to attend also.

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10 years 11 months ago #78020 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June
Thanks. You are all on the list.
If anyone else is interested in going, please let myself or Dee know so that we can ensure we keep a seat for you.
Cheers,
Michael.

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10 years 11 months ago #78054 by Seanie_Morris
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michaeloconnell wrote:

Thanks. You are all on the list.
If anyone else is interested in going, please let myself or Dee know so that we can ensure we keep a seat for you.
Cheers,
Michael.


Mike,
will you add +1 to my name please?

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10 years 11 months ago #78064 by michaeloconnell
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Done.

Cheers,

Michael.

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10 years 11 months ago #78073 by Frank Ryan
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Best of luck wit it lads its a good idea hope it gos well

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10 years 11 months ago #78089 by jeyjey
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Michael --

Count me in, please.

I'm looking forward to it. (Should I bring the SF70 rig?)

-- Jeff.

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10 years 11 months ago #78090 by DeirdreKelleghan
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Jeff , do bring it along we have solar observing built into the day ( fingers crossed )
Poster and more details soon.

Deirdre Kelleghan
PRO IFAS

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10 years 11 months ago #78091 by michaeloconnell
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Jeff,

Yes, the more solar scopes the better.
Your name is now on the list.

Cheers,

Michael.

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10 years 10 months ago - 10 years 10 months ago #78097 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June
Please note the following:

For insurance purposes, DIAS will be sending an e-ticket invite to those who wish to attend in due course.
I believe I have the e-mail addresses for all those listed above.
If you are interested in attending, you must inform myself or Dee, and give us your e-mail address.
We will pass this on to DIAS.
Turning up on the day unannounced is not in accordance with DIAS admission policy, for insurance purposes.

Regards & Thanks,

Michael.

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10 years 10 months ago - 10 years 9 months ago #78177 by DeirdreKelleghan
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Here is the poster for SOLARFEST 2009 more details to follow soon as we have them.
Send me or Michael an e mail if you want a ticket , this is a free event
The beautiful background solar sketch is by Les Cowley.
The talks in SOLARFEST will be on Solar Imaging , Solar Physics , Solar Sketching
and Solar Equipment. More soon ..................... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets.

Deirdre Kelleghan
Outreach Coordinator IFAS
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10 years 9 months ago #78948 by Frank Ryan
Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June
The very best of luck with Solarfest guys n gals!
Looks like the weather is picking up also.

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10 years 9 months ago #78949 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June
Thanks Frank.
I hope you are correct re the weather - 100% cloud for the day according to metcheck :(

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10 years 9 months ago #78951 by stepryan
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michaeloconnell wrote:

Thanks Frank.
I hope you are correct re the weather - 100% cloud for the day according to metcheck :(


pretty much the same forecast at the moment on metoblue, although maybe towards the end it might pick up.

www.meteoblue.com/index.php?id=246&L=&did=135&zf_f=3497&zf_c=ie

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10 years 9 months ago #78953 by Seanie_Morris
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stepryan wrote:

michaeloconnell wrote:

Thanks Frank.
I hope you are correct re the weather - 100% cloud for the day according to metcheck :(


pretty much the same forecast at the moment on metoblue, although maybe towards the end it might pick up.

www.meteoblue.com/index.php?id=246&L=&did=135&zf_f=3497&zf_c=ie


It has been like that almost all week with the weather. Save for Tuesday, every day was cloud and showers, yet it cleared in the evening for us to watch NLC's... We don't care about the NLC's THIS time on Saturday!

Seanie.

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10 years 9 months ago #78977 by DeirdreKelleghan
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Professor Luke Drury DIAS opens SOLARFEST 2009



Kevin Smith gives a very entertaining talk at Dunsink Observatory



Dee talks about sketch techniques and all that good stuff :-)




Sally Russell talks about white light sketching in front of a mini solar sketching
exhibition , which included sketches from Erika Rix , Les Cowley, Dee, Sally and Jeff Young.



Eamonn Scullion gives a cracking talk on solar physics



Nick Howes covers all bases with his talk on solar imaging



Micheal O'Connell on the Eclipse , great finishing presentation



India !!!!! there is a MONSOON coming


Kids enjoy the 3D posters and outreach material from Goddard

I have to say it was a great day for our first SOLARFEST :-)

Could not thank our speakers enough for their wonderful contributions
Thanking all attendees for their donations to Downs Syndrome Ireland
and eating lots of ice cream.
So tried now , maybe some more later


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10 years 9 months ago #78981 by eclipsedan
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Were any of the events recorded? I would love to hear/ see some of the speakers!

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10 years 9 months ago #79015 by DeirdreKelleghan
Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re:SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June
I did not see anyone with a video recorder at all, and we had no person on the case. :-(

There were several people taking photo's so there should be some more to add to the post later this week. A recording would have been a good idea so if anyone would like to do that for the next SOLARFEST let us know. Thanks

Deirdre Kelleghan
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10 years 9 months ago #79027 by Frank Ryan
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Well done to all involved!
It looks like it was a great event.
Here is to next year.

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10 years 9 months ago #79032 by Seanie_Morris
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Barberskum wrote:

Well done to all involved!
It looks like it was a great event.


It was. Very little technical stuff, suited the crowd just right methinks, will make it a nice one-day family-oriented astronomy event for sure.

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10 years 9 months ago - 10 years 9 months ago #79069 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:SOLARFEST 2009 - Saturday 20th June
More Photos

Go to here to see some more (of my own) photos from SolarFest 2009.
www.tullamorelife.net/4images/categories.php?cat_id=9


They are a bit big to be inserting into a thread methinks, hence the link.

Seanie.

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