IAS/SDAS April Talk & Sandymount on 8th

9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #88958 by michael_murphy
IAS/SDAS April Talk & Sandymount on 8th was created by michael_murphy
Hello All,

The IAS and SDAS will be holding their joint April talk on Tuesday 12th April (Yuri's night).
Brian Harvey will be giving a talk about Yuri Gagarin's flight and the Soviet/Russian space program.

We will meet in O'Shea's in Clonskeagh at 6.30 before hand.

The venue is Gonzaga college in Ranelagh.
Admission is FREE, all are welcome.

We will also be meeting at the Martello tower in Sandymount on Friday 8th at 8PM for a Moonwatch.
Again, all are welcome and this is a free event.

Full details are on the IAS website.

Michael.

IFAS Secretary.

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9 years 3 months ago #88961 by flt158
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Good to hear from you, Michael. I'll be at Sandymount on Friday the 8th with 6.2" refractor between 8.30 to 9pm. I shall be looking forward to observing the great crater Theophilus on the Moon and checking out Saturn.

Yours, Aubrey.

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9 years 3 months ago #88970 by Nerro
I am sure going to turn up.and any chance I could bring my scope to get a few tips on how to use it more effective?

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9 years 3 months ago #88972 by michael_murphy
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Nerro wrote: I am sure going to turn up.and any chance I could bring my scope to get a few tips on how to use it more effective?


No problems Nerro, that's one of the reasons we do this:laugh:

IFAS Secretary.

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9 years 3 months ago #88989 by lunartic
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I would just like to say that I had a great time last night, even if I am still scopeless:-( . Viewing the moon and Saturn through Aubrey's 6" beauty was definitely a highlight. But it was also great to see some new faces with their equipment, a Celestron 8e and a 10" f/4 Newt.

It was good to see Mike, Michael, Val, Ken and Aubrey again, also those gentlemen whose names I've forgotten:blush: .

I enjoyed talking to Martin about his nice 10" Newt, hope I was helpful with explaining about alignment.

Of course it is always great to talk to the public, there were people there of all ages, icluding a 4 month old baby, get them while they're young:laugh: and all seemed to be in agreement about the views of the moon, there was no one who was disappointed.

Thanks again to everyone.

Paul

PS, did you manage to get to split 24 Canes Venatici Aubrey?

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9 years 3 months ago #88991 by flt158
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Hi Paul. It was brilliant to see you last night. Firstly, the baby (Silas) was 4 weeks old. The mother Lorenz was stunned to see the 5 day old Moon with the 100km crater Theophilus right on the terminator and Saturn. The floor was dark, but we could see the central peak split in two!! It was like seeing a double star on the Moon.
But for me what made this observing session truly historic was splitting 24 Coma Berenicis at a mere 18X. The stars were orange and blue in colour (a faint Albireo).
The second double star though was truly spectacular. At about 11.30pm those still around. This amazing telescope (flt158) cleanly split 2 Coma Berenicis using my 10mm Pentax eyepiece. Magnification = 112X. A truly beautiful sight. Special thanks to Michael Murphy for organizing a truly great evening.

Yours sincerely, Aubrey.

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9 years 3 months ago #88994 by lunartic
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Glad to hear it Aubrey, I'll add the pair to my list.

Silas, what a beautiful name.

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