Transit of Venus - Cork Astronomy Club

15 years 5 months ago #2873 by padbren99
Transit of Venus - Cork Astronomy Club was created by padbren99
Cork Astronomy Club has organised an observing session at
the club's observatory site i.e. South Aer grounds, adjacent to
Cork Airport. Observing will commence at circa 7.30 a.m. and
will continue throughout the a.m.

Clear skies,

Paddy Brennan

paddy brennan

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15 years 5 months ago #3001 by jazzyj
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Can someone who is not a member of the Cork Astronomy Club come to the observing session?

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15 years 5 months ago #3006 by ei5fk
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As an ordinary member id love to see many non members present, why we dont even charge people to look through our telescopes
Come along, bring your friends
Charles

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15 years 5 months ago #3104 by jazzyj
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Will def try and drag some friends. I've been reading that you need eye protection to directly view it. Where could I get that locally, if it doesn't cost a fortune!

Thanks!

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15 years 5 months ago #3105 by ei5fk
Replied by ei5fk on topic Transit of Venus - Cork Astronomy Club
Do not use welding glasses, take notice of what anybody says, these are dangerous
I will use BAADAR filter material abail from Andy Mc Crea (North Down Telescopes)in Northern Ireland at €20 for an A4 sheet.
www.mccreaa.freeserve.co.uk/
I have been using this for viewing sunspots for the past 2 years with a 65mm refractor
This is also perfect for binoculars
www.company7.com/astrophy/options/apasolar.html

Charles Coughlan

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15 years 5 months ago #3107 by albertw
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The BAADER film comes in an A4 sheet, which you can make filters or `eclipse shades` etc. out of. Very good value for EUR20. (EUR33 inc p&p in Artane, EUR26 inc p&p from England, so North Down seems to be the place to buy it from)

Cheers,
~Al

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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15 years 5 months ago #3108 by voyager
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Moved to Club News section where this post really belongs.

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