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

TO ALL THAT ARE ATTENDING

Possibly more good news on the horizon as Carl and the guys
from Scopes and Space might will be
joining us for the Skelligs Star Party and I'm sure he will be bringing
a van full of Goodies for us all to drool over.
So thanks guys and it will be great to meet you all again.
For any details on Scopes and Space visit: www.scopesandspace.ie/

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

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Congrats Roy on organising this weekend. Thought it would be difficult especially in August but looks well on track,well done.
Have contacted Freida and booked single room so hope to see all observers under clear dark skies.

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

Nice1 John..

See you then.

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

...I'm sure there would be a
TV there for us to use.
I'll bring a HDMI cable with me.

...so anybody out there that can get their hands
on a projector for the talks it would be really appreciated.


Make sure about the TV bit, BUT just in case I'll bring a (standard) projector with me that we can all use. Now, if you find out about the lack of a blank wall to use, then I could bring the MAC screen with me too.

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Make sure about the TV bit, BUT just in case I'll bring a (standard) projector with me that we can all use. Now, if you find out about the lack of a blank wall to use, then I could bring the MAC screen with me too.

Seanie.


Hi Seanie..

I contacted Frida about using the TV and she
said the one they have is anceint.. So it would
be great Seanie if you could bring both projector and screen.
You're a complete Diamond.

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

Use your planetarium software to check out an attractive photo op low in the eastern sky that is well worth getting up/waiting up for on the morning of August 23rd @ 6am.
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Moon, Jupiter, Venus conjunction, very nice.

The Helix nebula will be due south at around 2.00am, and NGC253, the Sculptor galaxy, will be due south at around 4.15am.
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Use your planetarium software to check out an attractive photo op low in the eastern sky that is well worth getting up/waiting up for on the morning of August 23rd @ 6am.


Already done John.

I hunted down all the stuff I
want to see that weekend on
Starry Night Pro 6, I've printed
em off and laminated em.
So all we need now is the clouds
to stay away.

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

Nice, that's 3 of the things I have on my list.
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Hey guys,
Any more places left :)
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Hi Nerro

You'll have to contact Skelligs lodge but I'm pretty sure they have a few rooms left.. You will have to ring as it says it's fully booked online.. Just tell Frida it's for the Skelligs Star Party in Aug and she will give you the group rate..

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Roy, Have you decided on a location to view from?
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Roy, Have you decided on a location to view from?


Hi Lino..

Yah, we're observing from the Skelligs Lodge
grounds as they said they have plenty of room
for us all to set up.. The guys from the Cork Astronomy
Club use the same place each Nov and it is perfect for observing.

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

Hi Guys..

Frida just rang me to confirm some
numbers, So far there are 17 people
booked(Which is great numbers).
She also said she has 3 rooms left
so for those who haven't booked yet
it's time to get a move on.

Really looking forward to this, only 4
and a half weeks away.

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

Is everyone drawing up their observing lists? Or is that just me?

For me, I plan to go as deep into the south as possible. when will the next opportunity to observe these regions become available? Sagittarius is the top target, but I'm also hoping to go really south of the border and see if I can observe objects in such constellations as Microsopium, Piscis Austrinus, Corona Australis, Grus and Sculptor.

I would be interested in what other observers plan and doing.

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Still trying to arrange day off from work on Friday....if I will go imaging night for me :)
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Is everyone drawing up their observing lists? Or is that just me?


Already done Paul, I scrolled through Starry Night
and took down a list of the interesting DSO's I want
to see, Printed em off and laminated em.

So hopefully the weather plays ball
and we get all the stuff on my list marked off..

Also would any be interested in having a table quiz
Saturday evening before we set up? Just a bit of a laugh
for us all to kill some time.( Maybe somebody might give us a prize or 2 for the winners)
I have the talks and workshop pinned down for 1.30pm on the Saturday,
We'll have Seanie's talk 1st, then I'll give a workshop and then we have
John Flannery giving a talk.. We could break for dinner and then have the table quiz?

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We will gladly organise a few prizes for a table quiz :-)
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

We will gladly organise a few prizes for a table quiz :-)
Stephen


Stephen you're an absolute diamond.
I will get to work so doing up some
questions.

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

Hi All..

I got this email from Frida today.

Hi Roy
I think 18..it is difficult to say as I had many booking on internet , some mentioned GAC and some nothing so it is a guess. I have 6 beds left. may be a couple more..... did you know that the star wars movie will be filmed on the Skellig rock... end of July for technicians and end of August for the actors....all about Stars >>>>>> in August

Best regards

F

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Co. Kerry,
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Tel: +353 (0) 66 947 9942
Fax: +353 (0) 66 947 9947


So if we get lucky we might get an extra spot on Star Wars.. LOL.

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

hi Roy,

Hope all is well.

I just booked in another stargazer this afternoon with Frida. Gerry Moloney will travel down with me and I believe we will both be sharing the mixed dorm with a D. Vader dude :rolleyes:

See you all on the 22nd!

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

Hi John

Thats great news, the more the merrier
as I always say..
3 and a half weeks and counting..

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