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9 years 2 months ago #103779 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic COSMOS 2015 - 17th to 19th April 2015

R Newman wrote: Is there observing Fri/Sat night as a few going from Galway, they asked.

Looking forward to it, weather prospects are excellent


Hi Ronan,
Yep, both nights, all going to plan. We have exclusive use of St. Peter's GAA, only a few minutes by car and offering a good location with minimal light pollution. Or, we do have some of the car park and the permission to turn off all the carpark lights too. We'll judge it on the evening(s) itself. So, yes, bring all your astro observing gear!

(We'll generate a map for the GAA grounds and how to get there soon)

Seanie.

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

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9 years 2 months ago #103780 by Seanie_Morris
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Neill wrote: ISS Passes for the Weekend (Based on location of hotel)

17 Apr -1.0 22:37:12 10° WSW 22:38:58 14° SW 22:39:29 13° SSW visible
18 Apr -1.4 21:42:54 10° W 21:45:24 20° SSW 21:47:51 10° SSE visible

Iridium Flare Info (Same location)
Day Time Mag Altitude Azimuth Sat Distance to flare centre Brightness at flare centre Sun altitude
Apr 17, 22:20:53 -0.4 45° 61° (ENE) Iridium 41 41 km (E) -8.0 -14°


That's brilliant, thanks for posting Neill. :)

S.

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

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9 years 2 months ago - 9 years 2 months ago #103792 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic COSMOS 2015 - 17th to 19th April 2015
COSMOS T-Shirts!



MAC will have limited stock of souvenir COSMOS (not 2015) T-shirts on sale at €15 each. Fruit of the Loom blue polycotton with colour print on the front, sizes from S to XXXL

If you would like one put aside for you, please let us know how many and what sizes.


Thanks,

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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9 years 2 months ago #103806 by Neill
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There is an additional ISS pass on the evening of the 17th:

17 Apr - 21:00:02 10° W 21:03:10 42° SSW 21:06:16 10° SE

along with 2 dragon passes on the 17th and 18th:

17 Apr 1.8 21:34:54 10° WSW 21:36:24 17° SSW 21:37:43 11° SSE
18 Apr 2.3 21:36:03 10° SW 21:36:55 12° SSW 21:37:49 10° S

All 3 will be post sunset, but in twilight so not sure how visible they will be.
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9 years 2 months ago #103825 by dave_lillis
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Seanie_Morris wrote:

R Newman wrote: Is there observing Fri/Sat night as a few going from Galway, they asked.

Looking forward to it, weather prospects are excellent


Hi Ronan,
Yep, both nights, all going to plan. We have exclusive use of St. Peter's GAA, only a few minutes by car and offering a good location with minimal light pollution. Or, we do have some of the car park and the permission to turn off all the carpark lights too. We'll judge it on the evening(s) itself. So, yes, bring all your astro observing gear!

(We'll generate a map for the GAA grounds and how to get there soon)

Seanie.

The weather prospects are indeed looking good, but I cant see the hotel been any good for observing, its in the middle of Athlone. Where are the GAA grounds, I cant find it on google maps..

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9 years 2 months ago #103826 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic COSMOS 2015 - 17th to 19th April 2015
Hello Seanie.

I agree with Dave Lillis. It has to be the GAA grounds to do some great observing.

Please inform us when we arrive on Friday afternoon of the location.

Aubrey.

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