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Lets hope someone brings some solar scopes / filters too!
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Yes, there is mobile phone coverage at the observing place, but there are some spots where the signal is very weak, so sometimes you have to walk a ferw meters to get a descent signal. Also, inside the refuge building the signal is generally weak, and it only gets stronger just by the fire place. But a few meters away from the building the signal is Okeydokey (thanx Dave :D ).
Down at the spring there is some weak signal, too. Sugested way for short communication is SMS (there might be a delay in receiving).

These are our mobile numbers, and you can also give it to your people, if for some reason they cannot reach your mobiles:


Vagelis Tsamis: 0030 697 3047420
Yannis Effremidis: 0030 697 4976036
Leonidas Papasotiriou: 0030 697 4463730


(be warned, Leon has a slight german accent: "Vis is de vay to the rrhefuge!"
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I will bring along our club's Coronado PST.

Also, there will be some telescopes with white light filters.
Mine and Yannis's included (10" and 8" 1000 Oaks). But I doubt if any sunspots will be visible this time.
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Coupled with a few layers of T's and a hoodie I reckon
that'll be fine.


That's the best even if when gets dark I put on everything I have :roll:
The most important is good shoes!

Anyway everything is ready and organized, be prepared to enjoy the
night sky in Greece, the food in Kastanitsa and Acropolis by night
after dinner on Wednesday evening!
And of course our unique, lovely, amazing, incomparable
& fantastic company :wink:
Have a nice flight to Athens!
"Will you be Eclipsed?"

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I hope you haven't forgotten this old bush :D
"Will you be Eclipsed?"

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I hope you haven't forgotten this old bush :D


Fear not!! There will be more than just the bushmills to savour. I have a particular treat in mind to delight your tastebuds!!
Regards and Clear Skies,

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Well,wednesday is only 48 ours far.Dont forgett shorts and sandals.And a hut,becouse the sun is very strong on the mountain.And of cource sunoil,I suppose that you are going to enjoy more sunshine as you are used to in Ireland.Have a nice flight to Athens. :D
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Hi all,

I Hope you all have a great time I would have went myself but I don't have the nuts to stay on a plan that long.

Wish you all clear skies on your trip :wink:
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Cheers lads.
It's the final countdown!

Now if DHL would just deliver my Astrotrac to where they
were supposed to I'd be laughin'
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So did it end up in Chine or what ?
To anyone else that would be a joke, but with your luck ...... :lol:
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:-)
I've been tracking it on the dhl site with
the fast track number.
It was sent on Friday at 4:30 from the u.k.
arrived in dhl shannon this morning.
and then into the limerick office.
they were supposed to deliver it to my work address
in limerick but they sent it back out to my house
in Shannon!
argh!
so I had to ring this number to arrange
to get it resent.
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ah that's not so bad, so basically you'll have it tomorrow then.
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I cant believe its tomorrow !!!

Michael, I have the adapter plate ready for the skylux mount so we can mount 2 cameras on it, I'm not giving any guarantee with this one :)
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Hey, I 've just loaded the car with everything. Fiat Punto loaded as if it was a 10 wheeler truck!
So, I am packed and ready!
One quick look at heavens above for iridiums and I am done!
See you tomorrow, have a nice flight!
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Fiat Punto loaded as if it was a 10 wheeler truck!


:lol: :lol:

Hey guy's i would also like to wish everybody involved
all the best on the trip and don't forget to show them Greek's
how to drink :lol: and i can't wait to see them milkyway images
i have a feeling they are going to be awesome.

God speed.
oh wise man why is the universe so perfect?ah because symmetry loves herself.

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Fiat Punto


:shock:

And then us 4 + gear!

:D
I hope you have an AA membership!!
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He he. Well, actually you are going to split: 2+1+1. Or 2+2.
I got one, Yannis gets 1 and Leon gets 2 of you (guess who :D )
But we 'll see tomorrow what's the best scenario.
And there is a 4th car, Stella's, that is going to load some gear. No problemo.

We are going to an expedition!!!
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I got one, Yannis gets 1 and Leon gets 2 of you (guess who :D )

Please Sir, pick me, pick me!! :D

And there is a 4th car, Stella's, that is going to load some gear. No problemo.

I hope it is a big car. I'm just doing my packing now! :)

We are going to an expedition!!!

Looks like we'll have a Convoy!
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Don't you worry with your gear. Somehow we will manage. No probemo.
Stella is a girls name.
Sorry, this GeoCities site is currently unavailable.
But I would like to think of it as a National Geographic Expedition Convoy. Cool!
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Good Luck to all the guys heading over this week. Myself and PJ30something will look after this place while you lot are gone :D

Keith,
Are
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Ready
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:twisted:
:shock:
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Don't you worry with your gear. Somehow we will manage. No probemo.
Stella is a girls name.
Sorry, this GeoCities site is currently unavailable.
But I would like to think of it as a National Geographic Expedition Convoy. Cool!


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I've just finished packing, and oh dear god, I think the bag is over the 20kg limit,
I don't know how, but there it it!
Leonidas, I hope you have a big boot in that car of yours ! :lol:
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Have fun everybody , from a very cloudy Bray.

Michael, I hope you are bringing your sketching equipment ?


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Don't you worry with your gear. Somehow we will manage. No probemo.
Stella is a girls name.
Sorry, this GeoCities site is currently unavailable.
But I would like to think of it as a National Geographic Expedition Convoy. Cool!



I can see it now , its gonna be "smokie and the bandit" the whole way across Greece :lol:
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Good Luck to all the guys heading over this week. Myself and PJ30something will look after this place while you lot are gone :D

Keith,
Are
you
Ready
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:twisted:
:shock:


Well it seems PJ has jumped ship so I guess its just up to me so :shock:

I'll try not to make a mess!

So in the famous words of the Legendary Jed Clampett.....

Ya'll come back now, ya hear?!


Enjoy yourselves everybody! :D
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