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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #104714 by R Newman
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Frank I have zero interest in pitting clubs againnst each other either, I think we are well beyond that and was glad to see ye in Galway this year. I just stated an opinion and as Dave agreed in this climate it can be good to have talks,my opinion not yours. Im sure if the skies are clear they will come in their droves to the BSP and we will advertise it, at least its very dark up there. I have been to Ballyvaughan and thought it was a twisty road from the west. There is only one person who boasts of the best event in Ireland and we know who it is.lol
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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #104716 by dave_lillis
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Wow , I haven't seen a thread like this in years.

I've yet to see a motorway to a decent dark sky site, you can bet that the last tens of miles are going to be on B roads, by definition they're remote :lol:
Guys, I figure the vast majority are in this for the hobby, I really didn't realise there was any vitriol towards ifas, I always operated under the assumption that ifas helped the clubs help each other, and I always felt it worked out ok, what individual clubs do or don't do is their business.

Here in Limerick, we're all about observing, it's our priority, so,if the guys up in Sligo run an observing event, then super, if the weather isn't looking good then it's up to yourself to decide whether to go or not, talks are a bonus, and there is absolutely no point talking up an awefull site or talking down a superb site, a useless site won't get repeat visitors.

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but what a way to go. :)
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8 years 9 months ago #104717 by dave_lillis
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R Newman wrote: There is only one person who boasts of the best event in Ireland and we know who it is.lol


Who is that ? :lol:

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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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #104719 by dave_lillis
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Ah now, this is nuts lol
You're telling me / implying no one should travel on a C road to an observing site. Lol
Many people here have driven up mountains, driven on roads with grass in the middle, gravel tracks, even through fields to get to an observing site, lol

When you guys in Sligo run an observing night/weekend, I won't be put off by C roads lol

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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8 years 9 months ago #104720 by R Newman
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I'm agreeing with you Dave that the" last tens of miles are going to be on B roads, by definition they're remote" or a C road

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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #104721 by dave_lillis
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lol, ok, for me B was slang for a back road, see the link for the real story en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roads_in_Ireland#Local_Roads , no mention of definition of B or C, doesn't matter ,
Eitherway, best of luck to the guys in Sligo, I look forward to it,
if the mods want to delete all the crud in this thread, fine by me, don't mean to be hogging the thread.

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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