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10 years 2 days ago #100947 by manic_dave
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Yeah, but have a look at the detail, how he is doing this.

Booked a village hall and a field beside it to hold the event.
He is actively looking for speakers.

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10 years 2 days ago #100948 by Roy Stewart
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Dave I'm just waiting on Julie to
get back to me with more information
on the lay out of the land and so far
it looks like somewhere in ballinskellig
is our best option, they have a fine hostel
there that if we spoke with them I'm sure
they would give us a bit of a deal.
As for speakers!! I don't believe speakers are
necessary as it is an observing weekend not
a weekend of lectures.. After all we have that at the
likes of Cosmos and the Galway Astronomy Festival.

Maybe a few words could be spoken at the observing
site by a few of the organizers on the night sky and
what is most prominent in the night sky for the nights
we will be observing.

Cheers Roy

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9 years 11 months ago #101059 by Roy Stewart
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Hi Guys

It looks like this Idea might have ground
to a hault.. But I'm just throwing it out there
that I will be doing something myself in Sept or Oct
weekends(Dates around the New Moon).

If anyone is interested in joining me you're more
than welcome, the more the merrier.

Cheers Roy

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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #101060 by bensug
I would be up for this and I would bet there would be a few others from the Dublin stargazers meetup who would also. I think my plan will be to book one of the "book now, pay later, free cancelation" deals on booking.com for both September and October and head down if the weather looks promising. Only question would be where the best observing site would be.
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9 years 11 months ago #101061 by manic_dave
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Its a shame Roy, are you getting no response from Kerry Dark Skies?

Has this been taken on by IFAS. Has any of the council spoken to you.

At the last MAC meeting i asked Seanie to look into this, maybe drop him an email.
he may be able to help.

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9 years 11 months ago #101062 by Roy Stewart
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No contact yet Dave..

I'm just going to enjoy my Birthday today
and recover from it tomorrow...
I might try breathing some life back into this
event on Monday or Tuesday cause you're right
I believe it would be a shame if an event like this
slips through our fingers as there was a lot of interest.

I know something like this is a lot of work to organize
especially in Ireland where the weather doesn't always
play ball.. I also know the other 2 Gold Tier Dark sky sites(in the world) are
in countries where they have a few more clear nights than we
do, but I still think it a shame that we have 1 on our little island
and to not make use of it would be a sin(In my opinion).

Cheers Roy

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