Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.

9 years 8 months ago #86831 by phoenix
I am on MPML but its linked to my old yahoo address which was spam central so I tended to just delete nearly everything. I find MPML a bit of a pain since you have to check it too often and sift the wheat from the chaff. Why don't they just but a latest news link/update on the MPC site?

Kieran
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9 years 8 months ago #86853 by Conn Buckley
Replied by Conn Buckley on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Congrats and very well done Dave. Many of my friends have been asking me what this discovery is and how was it done. I have just seen what I consider to be the best coverage and explantion so far. It is by Mark Keenan of the Sunday Times (it is in the 'Home' supplement -- P12/13) with some great pictures. I suppose we are all at different levels in Astronomy and something like this would inspire you to push on to another level.
I can't wait for the next golf game so I can say to the lads 'there you go .... that's how it is done'.

Conn Buckley.

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9 years 8 months ago #86917 by dmcdona
Here's another good article that paints the bigger picture:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stars...tronomy-2109253.html

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9 years 8 months ago #86961 by Vagelis Tsamis
Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Congratulations Dave!
It must be a wonderful feeling!

Vagelis & Kyriaki

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9 years 8 months ago #86965 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Only seeing this now, very well done Dave.
Has any of the Irish media picked up on this at all, I havent seen anytihg on tv or radio.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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9 years 8 months ago #86976 by DaveGrennan
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Hi Vagelis and Kyriaki,

Yes it certainly does feel good. Particularly with the amount of energy that went into getting to this point.

Thanks for the wishes and please give my very best to Kyriaki.

Dave

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
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9 years 8 months ago #86978 by DaveGrennan
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Dave_Lillis wrote:

Only seeing this now, very well done Dave.
Has any of the Irish media picked up on this at all, I havent seen anytihg on tv or radio.


Thanks Dave, actually the media really bit this one big time. It was everywhere at the time.

RTE 6 One news. http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2010/1006/6news.html (Look at 34 mins into the programme)

It made the front page of the Indo (see here http://www.science.ie/science-news/supernova.html ) and was in pretty much every major newspaper that day (6th Oct)
I was on the Daily show with Daithí Ó Sé and Clair Byrne and pretty much every major radio station too.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
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9 years 8 months ago #86979 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
geepers, I seemed to have missed most of this, I remember the time Dave Mac discovered the asteroid and hearing it on the radio,
Anyway, very welldone again Dave, you're relentless work makes the rest (well, most) of us look very lazy :)

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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