Trooperstown Friday September 18

2 weeks 4 days ago #109402 by lunartic
Trooperstown Friday September 18 was created by lunartic
Hi all

There is a meeting being held this night starting at 8.00.
If you are not familiar with the location, we can meet up at the Sugarloaf beforehand and then head down.

All welcome.

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.

Rich Cook
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2 weeks 4 days ago #109404 by Until_then-Goodnight!
Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Hi Paul, 

Many thanks for the notification. I'll do my best to make it down to Trooperstown. Let's hope the weather plays ball. 

Clear skies, 
Darren. 
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1 week 2 days ago #109427 by lunartic
Replied by lunartic on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Weather looks promising.

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Rich Cook
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1 week 1 day ago #109429 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
I have one question:
Are Jupiter, Saturn and Mars visible from Trooperstown?

Aubrey.
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1 week 1 day ago #109432 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Jupiter and Saturn are.

Mars will be behind a tree until maybe 12.30 ish

IFAS Secretary.
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1 week 1 day ago #109433 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Hi Michael.

Thank you for that super news.
You can count me in so.
As I'm not sure where the site is, can I meet someone at the Sugarloaf first please?
Thank you.

I can never observe these planets at the moment from my home.
Maybe Mars will be in a better position quite soon.

Clear skies from Aubrey.
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1 week 1 day ago #109435 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Hi Aubrey,

I'll meet you at the Sugarloaf at 7.45 if that's OK with you?

Michael.

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1 week 1 day ago #109436 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Thank you, Michael. 
You're a true gentleman!

See you at 7.45 pm. 

Aubrey. 

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1 week 7 hours ago #109440 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
The weather forecast is not looking great for tonight so be sure to check back here after 6PM before you head out.

Michael.

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1 week 5 hours ago #109441 by Until_then-Goodnight!
Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Hi All,

I've just returned from Glendalough and as I was leaving the sky looked like it was clearing nicely for tonight's session. Hopefully, it will remain clear for us. Of course, if tonight's session is pushed out to a later date you can count me in.

Clear skies,

Darren.

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1 week 5 hours ago #109442 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
The observing session for this evening has been cancelled.

It has been rescheduled for Sunday but may happen tomorrow if the weather clears.

Michael.

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1 week 4 hours ago #109443 by lunartic
Replied by lunartic on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
With lockdown coming into effect at midnight, we are prohibited from leaving Dublin.  Tonight was our last opportunity for a couple of weeks.

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.

Rich Cook
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1 week 4 hours ago #109444 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18

lunartic wrote: With lockdown coming into effect at midnight, we are prohibited from leaving Dublin.  Tonight was our last opportunity for a couple of weeks.


I hit submit on my last post before I watched the news :-).

Michael.

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1 week 4 hours ago #109445 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
I've suggested the car-park of the Blue Light to Ben as an alternate venue.

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1 week 4 hours ago #109446 by flt158
Replied by flt158 on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18

michael_murphy wrote: The observing session for this evening has been cancelled.

It has been rescheduled for Sunday but may happen tomorrow if the weather clears.

Michael.


Thank you, Michael. 
You have made the right decision. 

If anyone wishes to have a look at a satellite image, please check Zoom Earth. 
The clouds are coming from England right now. 

We can go observing another time. 

Best regards from Aubrey. 
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1 week 2 hours ago #109447 by lunartic
Replied by lunartic on topic Trooperstown Friday September 18
Zoom Earth shows cloud, my eyes show crystal clear skies.  I'm heading out to the back garden.

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Rich Cook
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