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16 years 7 months ago #55791 by Vagelis Tsamis
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Антони,
It is a great day today. Well, 3 days is better than 1,5
We will have a great time!

Dear friends,
Another issue is the TAL telescope factory located in Novosibirsk www.telescopes.ru/product.html?cat=1 . I have a TAL 2M (6inch reflector) and I know that TAL telescopes are high quality and very low priced. I am considering to buy a 4 or 5 inch TAL refractor.
There is a new one on the site, TAL-125 APO, but no info at all. Any news?

The TAL organizes tours and visits to the factory, rents telescopes and offers an observing spot at their eclipse camping site www.total-eclipse-2008.com/ . Are you guys interested in that option?

Vagelis.

Sparta Astronomy Association / Observations Coordinator
International Occultation Timing Association / European Section, www.iota-es.de/

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16 years 7 months ago #55820 by Seanie_Morris
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What are people's plans surrounding the excursion for the eclipse? Seanie? John? Dave Grennan? Dave Lillis? Frank? Paul?


The problem we were coming up against was information for Novosibrsk. With the new information site launched, maybe we will now be able to find out more. One of our staunch members (Terry Moseley) was trying to get in touch with a colleague through Scotland who has links in Novosibrsk. However, exchange of incormation was slow, and up until about 2 months ago, it was understood that there were maybe 2 or 3 hotels in the city, and that the other accommodation was university campus apartment sharing.

I for one do not know where we stand yet, or how interest amongst members here is fairing. I hope that something does happen, because I not only look forward to experiencing another eclipse, but also to learn another culture in the process.

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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16 years 7 months ago #55926 by dave_lillis
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but also to learn another culture in the process.

Seanie.

what's there to learn, they drink lots of vodka, we have alot in common with them :P

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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16 years 7 months ago #55959 by Seanie_Morris
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but also to learn another culture in the process.

Seanie.

what's there to learn, they drink lots of vodka, we have alot in common with them :P


Ah, yes, that too, but I have heard so much about Russian babes and fuzzy bears that I want to see them for myself! ;)

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16 years 7 months ago #55960 by ayiomamitis
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but also to learn another culture in the process.

Seanie.

what's there to learn, they drink lots of vodka, we have alot in common with them :P


Ah, yes, that too, but I have heard so much about Russian babes and fuzzy bears that I want to see them for myself! ;)

Rumour has it that the Russian babes and fuzzy bears have also heard so much about Seanie that they are equally most eager to see the "legend" for themselves. :mrgreen:

Anyway, does this mean you are coming?????? :D

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16 years 7 months ago #55986 by Vagelis Tsamis
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Oh, I got it! U mean the famous "process failed" legend, right?

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