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Following last year's entertaining Christmas session the IAS has again organised a special free event to mark the festive season for amateur astronomers at Dunsink Observatory at 7:30pm on Friday the 11th December.

This year it will include a talk on the "Trials and Tribulations of Amateur Astronomy" by Michael O'Connell from MAC and a poetry reading with a focus on the night sky by poet and IAS vice president Peter Denman. Weather permitting, there will also be some time for a little observing.

Light refreshments will be available including mince pies and plenty of chat before a warm log fire. The night is for amateur astronomers and their friends. The IAS would specially like to extend the invitation to our many friends in IFAS and in the various astronomy groups. Most of all it is hoped this event will be an opportunity for like minded people to meet old friends and make new ones and we look forward to seeing you there.

To help us establish numbers in advance and reserve your place bookings can be made via the following link:

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Replied by flt158 on topic Stars Comets and Mince Pies

Thank you, John, for announcing this nice event.
I am sure Michael O'Connell and Peter Denman will make the evening very special.
I have just booked 2 tickets for myself and Valerie. You never know, I might bring along the 6.2" apo should the sky be clear on the night.

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Replied by scfahy on topic Stars Comets and Mince Pies

Hi
Ive just booked 2 Tickets. Are you looking for people to bring along their Telescopes, or where you just going to use the
Grubb Telescope for some observations time permitting
thanks
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Replied by Bruno on topic Stars Comets and Mince Pies

Hi Stephen,
Thats good, looking forward to seeing you there. If the weather is clear people can bring and use their own scopes or look through the Grubb as they wish. Lets hope for a great night like last year.

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Reminder that there are still places available, make sure and book your place via the following link:

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I know it is a bit too early to state -but we just might have clear skies on Friday night.
If so, I will be bringing along the 158 mm apochromatic refractor. You might be bringing out the mince pies to me !!

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Replied by flt158 on topic Stars Comets and Mince Pies

Everybody enjoyed this great event at Dunsink Observatory on Friday night 11th December.
Michael McConnell and Peter Denman brought delightful entertainment to us all. John Flannery gave a real testing quiz before handing out his customary sweet gifts to all. There were plenty of mince pies and chocolates for a late supper too. It was also good to see Patricia, Terry, Angela, Hilary, Robin and Val.

We did not do any observing with telescopes, but it was good to see some new faces.

My thanks to everyone. We must do it all again next year.

Aubrey.
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Good to see you and Valerie along Aubrey. It was a lovely evening and many thanks to all who helped organise the event.

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