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20 years 3 weeks ago #3037 by albertw

Just for the beginners (like me) out there timings are in Ut which is ???
Summertime or summertime +1.


Wintertime is UT (or GMT if you prefer).

The clocks "spring forward" in spring so summertime is UT + 1.

So to convert from summer time to UT you subtract an hour.

Someone will promptly correct me if thats wrong ;)

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p.s. If you have the GPS just set it to us UT to avoid confusion :)

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20 years 3 weeks ago #3038 by ctr
Good idea Al :D

or was it Dave :?

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20 years 3 weeks ago #3046 by albertw
www.britastro.org/journal/pdf/114-2macdonald.pdf

BAA paper on solar photography that deals a good with 35mm. Interestinly he advocates using slide film rather than prints.

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20 years 3 weeks ago #3057 by ctr

www.metcheck.com/14dayforecast.asp?lat=53&lon=-6&locationID=297

99% cloud 7 rain in Dublin for 8th June.

Long range forcasts are always wrong though arnt they...

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The long range foecast from weather-watch is showers Tuesday morning and partly cloudy Tuesday evening :roll: :roll: :roll:

But metcheck is giving no rain and broken cloud :) :) :)

I've asked for metcheck 8)

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20 years 3 weeks ago #3081 by spculleton
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Leaving certificate and Junior Certificate exams start on Wednesday June 9, so students should be studying, therefore the weather is guaranteed to be perfect! We can't lose!

I don't think I could handle rainy, cloudy weather till noon then glorious skies for the rest of the day. That would be too cruel.

BTW - Al could you pm me with your postal address - I want to post back that radio astronomy book to you.

Shane Culleton.

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20 years 2 weeks ago #3164 by albertw
A message from Richard West of ESO:

Dear colleagues,

we are now entering into the final preparatory phase and are updating the
VT-2004 programme accordingly. Almost everything around the central website
is now in place and the next days will be used for extensive testing of the
operation before and during the transit on next Tuesday.

For your information: the load at the VT-2004 website has been mounting
during the past days: Yesterday, June 2, there were 380,000 hits, 29,000
pageviews and 15 Gb of data were downloaded.

We intend to feature different issues on the front page on each of the next
days - today the subject is SAFETY. For this reason, we are today showing a
drawing by 9-year old Helen-Elise which we liked very much and the Safety
Instructions have been updated. If any of you possesses other information
related to this issue, we shall be glad to add it or to provide addtional
links from the "Safety" page.

We are pleased to see a rapidly mounting number of participants in the
VT-2004 Observing Campaign - just now we are at 1267 of which 500 are school
classes. We have noticed a mounting interest by some participants in
establishing "partnerships" (see the FORUM) in order to do their own
AU-calculations. We will react by placing later today a page at the VT-2004
webpage which will contain relevant information and faciilitate contacts
among the participants.

The Czech TV-film on the Venus Transit and the VT-2004 programme is now
ready and we are in the process of making it available in a non-professional
format at the VT-2004 website. You may still wish to inform your media
contacts that professional-quality copies are available - interested parties
may contact Ms. Sarka Spevakova, Herafilm (Prague), by Email:
sarka.spevakova@popularis.cz or mobile phone:
+420 724 348 388.

We will be in regular contact during the next days. Kindly report to us any
particular developments in your area that would be of interest to a wider
circle and which we could possibly mention on the top page in some way.

Kind regards,

Richard West

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Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2 Fax +49-89-3202362
D-85748 Garching (Germany)

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