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

Okay so far it's Paul, Michael, Ben, Stevie and a couple of guys from NIAAS and myself.. Hopefully a few more will come on board and we can put this little spot in South Kerry on the world astronomical map.

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I've sent out a pm to those who said they were interested, and also put it on our website again.

Hopefully I should have a better idea of numbers by this time tomorrow, but I would definitely be up for it even if none of our others guys are.
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I'm afraid I can't do the August event as I will be away on holiday :-(
Will be up for September if this one gets postponed due to weather. Well done for organising it though.
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Nice1 Stevie..
Keep me posted.

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

That's a pity Ben..
If circumstances change
u know where u can find us.

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Thanks Roy,

Is it wrong to hope my holiday somehow gets cancelled??? Then again I will be spending that weekend in the Tabernas desert in Spain - not quite Gold Status skies like Kerry but I'll cope I guess ;-)

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Hi Roy

4 definitely interested (2 of whom are females), and waiting to hear from 1
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Great news stevie..
Not that the women are
Going but the numbers in general..
So possibly 5.. Plus Michael, Paul and myself..
A few more would be really nice
hopefully the names keep
coming in and get some nice numbers
attending..
@Michael Murphy, try contacting
John Flannery in Cork and see if they
want in on this.

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

Hi guys..

I added an events page on facebook
for this event.. Here is the link.

www.facebook.com/events/892995947383034/

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

Hi Roy,

I've sent details to all members of the Irish Astronomical Society.

BTW, John Flannery in in the IAS not Cork.

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

Cheers Michael..

My mistake, I thought John was
a member of Cork astronomy club.
Well it's good now that we have dates
sorted, so all we need now is a few more names on board and the weather to play ball..

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

Has this been taken on by IFAS. At the last MAC meeting i asked Seanie to look into this.


Roy and I were already in touch about this, and I applaud him for taking the initiative to give this a shot thus far. Things like this do take persistence and momentum.

Like Roy, I also tried contacting Julie in South Kerry AS, but no luck for me also. She could be on holidays and is sensibly ignoring emails and the phone for a while! ;)

Enjoy your birthday, Roy!

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

Thanks Seanie for the Bday wishes..
Would u send me on Terry Mossley's contact email address so I can let him know about this.. Also could u put something up on the IFAS homepage about this closer to the event..

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

Hi Roy, I'll be bringing this up at the IAA Council Meeting which Terry chairs. It is tonight (Tues). He and I have already discussed it briefly. It is a bust time for the IAA but I'm sure some will be interested.

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

Thanks Paul..

I hope a few of you guys will make,
and as I said to Seanie if this takes off it could become the 1zt annual astrocamp on these fair Isles..
Keep me posted.

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

TO ALL THAT WISH TO ATTEND

I received this email from the owner
of Skelligs Lodge.

Great. If you also tell me what kind of room you are looking for

Best regards

Frida

The Skellig Lodge
Ballinskelligs, Ring of Kerry
Co. Kerry,
Ireland.


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

So if you could take a look at the link
and let me know what type of room
you would like so I can get back to Frida
with numbers and rooms. And she will get
back to me with a group discount for this event.

Cheers Roy

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P.S
Thought I would give you all a look at the night
sky in Ballinskellig..(Hopefully this is what we'll see)

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

Hi Roy,

A bed in one of the twin or bunk rooms will suit me.

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Hi Roy

NeilP is now also interested, so we would probably be needing three twin standard rooms
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Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

Nice1 Stevie..

I'm just waiting on Paul to get back to
me with the outcome of last nights
IAA Council meeting and then I'll have a rough estimate of who is attending. I also have a few on the maybe list.

I know this all weather dependant, but Iwill be going no matter what the weather forecasters say, iI'm in this hobby long enough to know that they get it wrong(sometimes major wrong).

So I'm just gonna bite the bullet, cross my fingers-toes and eyes and hit the South West coast of Kerry..

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

I think we are missing out on one very important question, and it has to be answered immediately:

Who snores? :devil:

I believe that this is an issue that must be resolved, as it can push friendships to the limit and who needs a grouchy astronomer? :P

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

Okay I gotta raise my hand.
I've been known to rattle walls.. Lol
But I hope most of the sleeping will be done after a long night observing.
So we will be all knackered and just pass out for a few hours during the day and no amount of snoring would disturb you..

And if all fails I will supply ear plugs for whoever is sharing a room with me.. Lol

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

hi Roy,

Many thanks for cracking the whip on this one and getting us enthused about an observing weekend in SW Kerry.

I'm definitely interested in tagging along despite any possible sonorous or grouchy astronomers :whistle:

My e-mail address is in my signature below so feel free to add me to any mailing list about the event.

Maybe try a post to the SW Kerry Astronomy Club's Facebook page and see if that will garner any response from the group there.

Talk to you soon,

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

Right, Terry's putting this out on his email circulation so we'll see what comes back from that.

BUT, we are supporting an event in the North over that weekend - actually we seem to be busy from the Perseids (not that they're any good this year - 2 days after the Supermoon) right into October one way and another - and that will involve a number of us including me, so I at least am out.

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

No problem Paul, thanks for putting this
out in the ethos for us. It's a shame you can't make
it.

@John Flannery
Great to see you're on board. Maybe a few more from
around the other clubs will be able to attend and we can
turn a small idea into a proper observing astrocamp.

So far we have 5 from NIAAS attending, maybe a couple
from G.A.C as-well as a couple from S.A.C.. Paul(Lunartic),Michael Murphy
and myself. So if the weather plays ball it could be a great weekend for all
that attend. I'm gonna give a few more days to get more names on board
before I go back to the owner of The Skelligs Lodge with number and I will get
back to you all with the price she gives for the rooms.
Also I started an events page on facebook, here is the link.
www.facebook.com/events/892995947383034/...oard_filter=upcoming

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Hi,

This idea sounds really good and despite what will be a very long drive down (6hrs!), very interested in attending for the possibility of observing in such dark skies.
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