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New astronomy group set up in South Kerry

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13 years 9 months ago - 13 years 9 months ago #86207 by joner
Why ohh why where you not setup earlier in the year.

I holiday in Castlecove in a house on Eagle hill on the Kerry way. I was there from the 21st to the 28th of august and had my 8.75" scope with me. I was also there for 9 days over Easter.

Great location with some great sky's.

I hope to cath up with you guys the next time I'm down there.

joner.

ps, Your link to Your site does not work for me ?.
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13 years 9 months ago #86216 by swkerry
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Ah shur we're set up now, so email me the next time you are down or something..
is it ok to supply email address of the group on this board? or are there nasty spam viruses waiting for the beloved @ to appear? if it is ok then I'll post it on the board next time I'm online.

Can't get onto my origional profile page to alter the origional text above, the web address is www.the-universe.ie
but somehow in the origional text I placed an and at the end and I can't seem to remove it.

We are planning on building our own telescope as a group project ...any one of you try this?
Got the blueprints off the internet and they sure look the business. Anyone got an inkling as to where ce can buy the mirrors and glass...good quality ones...hopefully in the uk or someplace like that?

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13 years 9 months ago #86217 by swkerry
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Our group is for Lectures, Sky viewing, educational workshops for children and adults, so we are a little bit of this and a little bit of that at the moment. Over time maybe one one aspect of the group will take off and we'll just stick with that.

A lot of people get Astronomy mixed up with Astrology as you know, so there's that to contend with.
Was speaking to a very high end professor the other day and I was amazed the he didn't even know the names of the planets after the usual Mars, Venus n stuff.

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13 years 9 months ago #86218 by swkerry
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That would be great Deirdre, it is such an uphill battle down here, trying to overcome the sterotyping of only men are interested in Astronomy. We will be doing workshops etc come Science week in Nov so I'd really appriciate the extra material. Keep up with the tips though they are a great help. Isn't it a pit that there is no place to rent a decent scope for crowd viewings. it will be an age before we can afford one and the youngsters ...and some of the oldsters...are dying to get thier view from a big scope. The biggest we have is about 6".

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13 years 9 months ago #86224 by dave_lillis
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Can I ask how many people are in the group, just wondering....

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13 years 9 months ago #86228 by Frank Ryan
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Do you have a planned observing site and if so...
Can I come!
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I've been itching to get to Kerry Skies foe a Long time!
Hey!
I'll even throw in a talk for your club if that makes a hill of beans of a difference!

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