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9 years 8 months ago #101343 by Lino

Roy Stewart wrote:

skynotes wrote:

... as for the Tetrapod footprints I know that they're
still closed off to the public after the big storm in Feb
but I also know that you can see them with a good set
of binos that I'm sure alot of us would have..


All, I was down in the Glen last weekend. Great clear nights, although the focus was on entertaining / socialising and the consumption of .... refreshments, so there was not much formal observing done.

I did check out the site at the lodge, and assuming that some local houses co-operate, it should be fine. I also checked out the tetrapod foot prints, and they are "open" for business (no bino's required).
For those that haven't been down there before, the Slate Quarry / Grotto, nearby on Valencia, is also well worth a visit (and also free).

Regards,

Noel.

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9 years 8 months ago #101353 by lunartic_old
Replied by lunartic_old on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
What's the situation with the food BTW?

Do we bring our own and cook on site or are we planning to invade a local town like a plague of locusts?

Paul

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

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9 years 8 months ago #101356 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Hi Paul..

It's gonna be a bit of both..
Those that want to head into
the town for something can do so
but Frida told me that we can have full
use of the kitchen, So I for one will be cooking
my own stuff.

Cheers Roy

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9 years 8 months ago #101358 by Neill
Reading up about the area, I see planning permission has been granted to build an observatory within in the reserve on valentia island.

www.valentiaisland.ie/news-updates/dark-...ain-valentia-island/

The bird watchers aren't happy about star wars filming on Skellig Michael at the minute


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9 years 8 months ago #101377 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
OK Guys..

I have all the questions done up for the
table quiz.
There will be 5 rounds consisting of 60
questions.
There are 2 Astronomy based rounds
and 3 other round consisting of 1990's
music, The Simpsons and Sports trivia.
So you can all start swatting up now.

Cheers Roy

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9 years 8 months ago - 9 years 8 months ago #101378 by stevie
Oh dear

The last time I bought a record was in 1978 ("Some Girls" by the Stones, their last decent record), I've never seen a full episode of the Simpsons and I don't know very much about sport, except for Manchester United (some would say that means I don't know very much about football either).
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