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9 years 3 months ago #103825 by dave_lillis
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Seanie_Morris wrote:

R Newman wrote: Is there observing Fri/Sat night as a few going from Galway, they asked.

Looking forward to it, weather prospects are excellent


Hi Ronan,
Yep, both nights, all going to plan. We have exclusive use of St. Peter's GAA, only a few minutes by car and offering a good location with minimal light pollution. Or, we do have some of the car park and the permission to turn off all the carpark lights too. We'll judge it on the evening(s) itself. So, yes, bring all your astro observing gear!

(We'll generate a map for the GAA grounds and how to get there soon)

Seanie.

The weather prospects are indeed looking good, but I cant see the hotel been any good for observing, its in the middle of Athlone. Where are the GAA grounds, I cant find it on google maps..

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9 years 3 months ago #103826 by flt158
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Hello Seanie.

I agree with Dave Lillis. It has to be the GAA grounds to do some great observing.

Please inform us when we arrive on Friday afternoon of the location.

Aubrey.

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #103830 by Seanie_Morris
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COSMOS OBSERVING SITE

Observing will be at ST. Peter's GAA. Here's a Googlemaps layout:

www.google.com/maps/dir/Shamrock+Lodge+H...96781!2d53.41657!3e0

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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9 years 2 months ago #103835 by dave_lillis
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You weren't kidding about it been near athlone...

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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9 years 2 months ago #103864 by eansbro
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Congratulations on organising another successful COSMOS. In particular, thanks to all of you in Midlands Astronomy Club for the hard work and dedication. I had a wonderful time, the talks were most professional and effective. I remember Brian Harvey's talk finally to have Chinese women astronauts to be the first astronauts on Mars, John Zarnecki's space probe landings ups and downs. The importance of the applying the 'F' words as a prerequisite to successful astrophotography by Steve Richards. Kate Russo's psychology behind eclipse chasers. The observing, rocket launches, exhibits of telescopes/ accessories and book selling, etc. Unfortunately, I missed Birr and the other talks. What was special for me was meeting others and making new friends, the dinner was excellent. In my opinion, this was even a better COSMOS in all the years I have attended. All I can say for those who missed this one make sure you put this in your calendar for 2016, you will not be disappointed.

Eamonn
www.kingslandobservatory.com
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9 years 2 months ago #103869 by johnflannery
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Well done to all in MAC on an excellent Cosmos event in Athlone at the weekend. The lectures were excellent and I'm sorry I couldn't stay for all of Keith's astrophotography talk. Great to chat with everyone too during the downtime and the trip to Birr was well worthwhile too. Fantastic weather throughout the weekend and I know the dedicated observers took advantage of the clear skies.

Roll on the next event!

John
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