Follow the Dark Skies Symposium Online!

10 years 6 months ago #81001 by albertw
We'll we'd prefer if you were there in person - registration is still open! But if you really can't make it then you can follow it online.

But for those who cannot make it we have several ways for you to virtually keep up with the conference.

We will be broadcasting live video from the conference live online at www.ustream.tv/ilpac/schedule This is the first time this has been done for a European Symposium so we hope many of you will tune in. The talks will also be recorded so you can watch them later. In
addition to the main symposium we will be broadcasting the public lectures on Wednesday and Thursday evenings also (starting 19:00 IST).

IDA Board Member and European Liaison Officer Friedel Pas will also be hosting a virtual conference in 'Second Life'. Full details on how to participate can be found at
www.lightpollution2009.eu/index.php?view=article&id=76

Since these online interactive sessions will be live they will follow the symposium schedule at
www.lightpollution2009.eu/index.php?view=article&id=75 Though please note that the times are in Irish Summer Time (UTC/GMT +1 hour).

Lastly Steve Owens will be giving updates via Twitter just follow @astronomy2009uk at twitter.com/astronomy2009uk

Best Wishes,
~Albert
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Albert White MSc. FRAS
www.LightPollution2009.eu

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10 years 6 months ago #81010 by Seanie_Morris
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Eeeexcellent. I wanted to make the trip up, but with precious little freetime the past few months, I have to actually plan my weekends, therefore something's gotta give! Hope it works out Al, say hi to the usual suspects for me.

Seanie.

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10 years 6 months ago #81020 by jeyjey
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Albert --

I had also hoped to attend, but we're hosting the International Conference of National Trusts this week and I'm afraid I'm already worringly over-committed.

Anyway, good luck with your symposium. I'm sure it will be a success.

Cheers,
-- Jeff


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10 years 6 months ago #81109 by albertw
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Thanks Jeff & Seanie,

Both of Leo's talks were well attended with about 100 people at each in Dublin and Armagh.

For those that missed it (and the live broadcast!) we have it recorded here.

www.ustream.tv/recorded/2177451

Tune in to see why my laptop now smells of Guinness!

You can follow the rest of the symposium at www.ustream.tv/channel/9th-european-symp...ion-of-the-night-sky from about 9.30 am tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Cheers,
~Albert

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Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
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10 years 6 months ago #81115 by Frank Ryan
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Great stuff Albert!

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10 years 6 months ago #81130 by albertw
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Back again this morning at www.ustream.tv/channel/9th-european-symp...ion-of-the-night-sky

John Mason on now.

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10 years 6 months ago - 10 years 6 months ago #81137 by Seanie_Morris
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Watching the end of one of the talks live right now!

Oh, there's Albert fiddling with the mic for the next (female) speaker...

:)

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10 years 6 months ago #81145 by carlobeirnes
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Hi Albert,

Was your laptop ck after Leo dropped the the Guinness on it. I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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10 years 6 months ago #81148 by Graham
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Its a pity they dont have an audience mic, you cant hear the questions asked!

some great talks!

pity there is no downloading (or is there?) to fast forward bits...

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10 years 6 months ago #81151 by Seanie_Morris
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Graham wrote:

pity there is no downloading (or is there?) to fast forward bits...


Well, the pieces have to stream in real time first, and be saved once finished, then compressed and made easy to download. I'd say Albert will do this.

Seanie.

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10 years 6 months ago #81191 by albertw
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Graham wrote:

Its a pity they dont have an audience mic, you cant hear the questions asked!

some great talks!

pity there is no downloading (or is there?) to fast forward bits...


Just move the slider; though as Seanie says it takes a while to stream. We got the audience mic sorted out for some of the later sessions.

Hectic weekend! 3 well attended public lectures, nearly 100 registered delegates, nearly 40 talks, about 20 secondary school students, 30 or so primary students, music and dance, slasa lessons(!), two dinners, excursions to Beaghmore (we saw a couple of stars!), Observatory and the Planetarium, 2 live talks over skype/phone, parallel education workshops, live online video, live conference in second life. I think all involved need a good rest!

Thanks to those of you who managed to make it up to join us!

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

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10 years 6 months ago - 10 years 6 months ago #81197 by Seanie_Morris
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Wishing I was there Albert, wishing I was there... Sounds like it was a great couple of days.

Seanie.

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