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Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby lancashire astroguy » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:30 pm

Hello all!

Just to introduce myself, my name is James and I'm a physics teacher in Lancashire (though I'm originally from the White Rose county across the Pennines!). I have been keen on astronomy since I was a young boy. After graduating in physics from Leicester in 1992, I went on to do a PhD in astrophysics at Durham Uni (my area of study was disks in elliptical galaxies). The highlight of my astronomy career was 3 observing trips in La Palma, doing imaging and spectroscopy with the 2.5m Isaac Newton telescope. Fantastic! In 1996, I left astronomy for a career in the oil industry. Two years ago I changed careers again to teaching and have since been re-kindling my love for astronomy! I currently have a tiny 60mm refractor - a big change from my La Palma days but I'm having fun with it! Hopefully will get something bigger soon! Anyway, hello to everyone and I hope I'll get to chat to you soon.

Cheers, James
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby mp3ferret » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:26 pm

Welcome to the group.

I'm sure your La Palma days will be the envy of everyone here.

Marc
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby gammalog » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:56 pm

Hi James, and welome aboard.

Nice to have you with us.

Dave
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby christo » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:03 pm

Hi there,
...and a very warm welcome from me too. Good to have you with us. Speak soon.
Chris
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby big dipper » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:50 am

Hi James. You've come to the right forum. Welcome aboard.
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby wgater » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:00 am

James,

A very warm welcome to the forum from me. What a fantastic experience you must have had in La Palma!

Regards

Will
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby alison47 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:53 pm

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Alison
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RE: Hi From Lancashire!!!

Postby jsc248 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:10 pm

Hi James,
Welcome to a friendly and informative forum, great bunch of people on here. Glad to have you aboard!
John.
To me astronomy is looking up and thinking "What the heck is going on up there!!"
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