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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi Neill.

Good to hear that you will be going..
I think Stevie said that you would be
going(assuming that you are NeillP from NIAAS)

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Hi,

Never assume anything - I am a different Neill from up North. Member of both clubs in the North.
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Sorry Neill..

But I just had to make sure..
So as a head count so far we have
7 coming form up North(including the 2 Neills)
Plus:
Paul(Lunartic)
Michael Murphy
John Flannery
and Myself


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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

TO ALL THAT ARE ATTENDING

I was speaking with Ronan Newman about
this Astrocamp and he suggested holding
a workshop on the Saturday..
So if any1 would like to do something as a workshop
for the Saturday would they let me know.
I can give a workshop on Large Dob maintenance
and collimation..
It's just an Idea to help kill time while we wait for darkness
to fall and we can do what we went there to do OBSERVE

Check out this link.
kerrydarksky.com/ballinskelligs.htm

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi Stevie..

I've just contacted Frida from Skellig lodge
about using their ground for observing.
I'm waiting for her to get back to me ,I will
keep you posted..
Also on the accommodation in Skellig Lodge
the more that stay there the better the discount
for a group.. But if you would like to stay else where
that is totally up to you. To be honest all I want is a bed
to crash for a few hours during the day after a long night
observing. That's why I think a place like this is ideal(cheap and cheerful)

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi Guy and Gals..

I just received this email this morning from
Frida at the Skellig Lodge.

Hello Roy


I can do the twin rooms for E36 ( E18 pp) per night. I have none left after that but I have 3 single room at E 22 per person per night, 3 double room ensuite at E 45 per room per room and 4 X 3 beds dorm at E 14 pp per night

Please let me know if that is suitable. I have already made a provisional booking for you


You can of course set up anywhere you want in the hostel. We already welcome The Cork Astronomy group each November

You do know that our kitchen facility is very good for group cooking and I am sure your group will feel very comfortable here

All the best

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Ballinskelligs, Ring of Kerry
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Ireland.


Tel: +353 (0) 66 947 9942
Fax: +353 (0) 66 947 9947


Sounds like a plan to me.

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Thanks Roy,

Any of the single, twin or Dorm will suit me.

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Replied by lunartic_old on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Anywhere flat will do me Roy, thanks.

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Nice1 Michael.. Leave it with me.
Okay Paul, I think the carpark is flat. lol

Do ye have any preference as to room buddies?
Or will we just draw straws and short straw gets ME.

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Nice1 Michael.. Leave it with me.
Okay Paul, I think the carpark is flat. lol

Do ye have any preference as to room buddies?
Or will we just draw straws and short straw gets ME.

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I have a set of noise cancelling headphones :laugh:
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Hi,

Have booked a single room.

Thanks

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi,

Have booked a single room.

Thanks

Neill


Hi Neill, thats excellent news.. Did you let
them know that it was for the Astrocamp?
And did you avail of any discount?

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Hi,

Emailed them and made reference to the weekend and yourself. Getting the rate quoted in your post from this morning.

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Replied by johnflannery on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

hi Roy,

Thanks again for all the behind-the-scenes work..

I'm happy to sleep share with anyone going on the weekend ... ok, I thought it better re-phrase that :whistle:

It is shaping up to be a very enjoyable trip. I wonder if Jouke will drop over from his place in Eyries? I don't have a contact number but may be able to get in touch with him another way.

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

hi Roy,

Thanks again for all the behind-the-scenes work..


You're very welcome, this is done from the love of
observational Astronomy.. So no need to thank me
as it is my pleasure.

As for the sleeping arrangements.. Those who wish to
stay together can book their room at the link to Skellig Lodge
that I posted earlier, just mention that it is for the Astrocamp in Aug 22nd-24th
to get the prices quoted above.
And if there is no complaints the rest of us can
pair up on the Friday when we arrive.

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

I wonder if Jouke will drop over from his place in Eyries? I don't have a contact number but may be able to get in touch with him.


Hi John..

Pardon my ignorance but who is Jouke?

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Replied by lunartic_old on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Okay Paul, I think the carpark is flat. lol


At least it'll be cheap. :P

Seriously, I'll take anything, I don't mind sharing with others. Just a word of note, I snore, I suffer from night terrors, I sleepwalk, I talk in my sleep, I fart, and I suffer from night sweats, apart from one or two little things, I'm a charming room mate :whistle:

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I was texting Roy there about loaning out our Imaging Source camera (which he now has, thanks Michael for passing it on!) and fair play to him for pushing this ahead.

Ill be heading down for this, and it promises to be a great weekend observing/photographing.

Ill share it about on our Facebook page too, if thats ok :)
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Will do Robbie, good on ya see you there.

@Stephenk

Great news to see that you're on board.
So to all those attending this is great news
for us.. Make sure you bring your wallets as I'm
sure Stephen will have a lot of goodies in his van
for us all to drool over. Here is a link to Stephens on line
astronomy store Ktec Telescopes.
www.ktectelescopes.ie/

This is starting to look like it could be a cracking weekend.

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014


Ill be heading down for this, and it promises to be a great weekend observing/photographing.

Ill share it about on our Facebook page too, if thats ok :)


Feel free to put it up Stephen. the more that know about this the better.
thanks again from the camera, I'm treeting it better than my own wife.. lol

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi All.

I just received this post on facebook from
a follower of the Event.. i thought I would share it
with you all.

Noel Clarke: Hi Roy, I followed the link and read that thread. I am very familiar with the place and, although Dublin based, I am down there a lot, so hopefully I'll be there for this. A number of the posts on the thread were wondering about the place, and don't worry, there is plenty of observing space. I'll post on the thread once my account has been ativiated.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi Roy,

You can confirm attendance for the trip too. Prefer a single room but I don't mind burping and farting with someone like-minded. I don't know how loud I snore, since I am asleep when it happens! :devil:

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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Nice1 Seanie..

I will be getting names of people
sometime early next week and I'll
get back to Skellig Lodge with number
of rooms we require..

But as far as I have it at the moment
we have 8 or 9 coming down from NIAAS.
Your good self, Michael Murphy, Stephen Kershaw,
John Flannery,Robbie,Sligo Skies(facebook) plus myself.

I was speaking with Dave Connolly earlier and he might be
in too.
Also as I have you there, would you mind giving a talk/workshop
on the Saturday?

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7 definites and 2 possibles from NIAAS at the moment.
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