Isle of Wight Star Party

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Isle of Wight Star Party

Postby Bri » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:33 pm

[color=#ffffff]We are pleased to announce details of the Isle of Wight Star Party run by Vectis AS [/color][size=2][color=#ffffff]in association with SAGAS 6th – 10th March 2008.[/color]
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[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3]Come and enjoy some of the darkest skies in the South.[/size][/color][/font]
[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3]Costs:[/size][/color][/font]
[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3]Small tent with one person £8 per night.[/size][/color][/font]
[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3]Large tent with up to two people £16 per night.[/size][/color][/font]
[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3]Caravan with up to two people £16 per night.[/size][/color][/font]
[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3]2/3/4 bed Chalet £18 per person per night.[/size][/color][/font]
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[font="times new roman"][color=#ffffff][size=3][color=#ffffff]For further details see [/color][url=http://www.iowstarparty.org]www.iowstarparty.org[/url][/size][/color][/font][/size]
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RE: Isle of Wight Star Party

Postby lucy rogers » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:10 pm

The Isle of Wight Star Party is now taking bookings. There are a limited number of chalets and hard standings - so book early to avoid disappointment.
www.iowstarparty.org


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RE: Isle of Wight Star Party

Postby lucy rogers » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:30 pm

The Star Party is booking up fast, but there are still chalets available – so book now or you may have to stay in a tent!

Booking forms and more information is available at: [url=http://www.iowstarparty.org/][u][color=#800080]www.iowstarparty.org[/color][/u][/url]

or email: [email=info@iowstarparty.org][u][color=#0000ff]info@iowstarparty.org[/color][/u][/email]

We have just had confirmation that a Rocket-man will talk to us about his work at the rocket testing site (Needles New Battery), so make sure you also book for the visit.

Trade stands that have confirmed their attendance are:

The Widescreen Centre: [url=http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/][u][color=#0000ff]http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/[/color][/u][/url]
Island Planetarium: [url=http://www.islandastronomy.co.uk/][u][color=#0000ff]http://www.islandastronomy.co.uk/[/color][/u][/url]
Representing:
Celestron on behalf of David Hinds
Meade on behalf of BC&F
And
Ninian Boyle from Venturescope: [url=http://www.telescopesales.co.uk/][u][color=#800080]http://www.telescopesales.co.uk/[/color][/u][/url] is 99% sure he’s coming too!

We have some great raffle prizes, including the main prize – a lanthanum eyepiece kindly donated by Orion Optics [url=http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/][u][color=#800080]http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/[/color][/u][/url] (worth over £100), books from Springer [url=http://www.springer.com/][u][color=#0000ff]http://www.springer.com[/color][/u][/url] and subscriptions to Astronomy Now magazine [url=http://www.astronomynow.com/][u][color=#800080]http://www.astronomynow.com/[/color][/u][/url]

There is an indoor area to meet and chat with other astronomers at all times. We also have some lectures available if the weather is not kind.

Thursday 6th March - Arrival Day, Pure Stargazing
Friday 7th March - Pure Stargazing
Saturday 8th March - Daytime: Trade Stands / Astrojumble / Raffle / Speakers
Saturday 8th March - Hours of Darkness: Stargazing
Sunday 9th March - Afternoon: Visit to The Needles New Battery (Ex-Rocket testing site) (Minimal extra cost associated with this visit)
Sunday 9th March - Hours of Darkness: Stargazing
Monday 10th March - Pack Up and Head Home

See You There!

Lucy
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RE: Isle of Wight Star Party

Postby bill » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:06 pm

Hi All,

We had a very successful first event, and are very pleased with the response from those that attended.

There are reports and comments to be found on the isle of wight star party yahoo group, which is found at [url=http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/iowstarparty]http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/iowstarparty[/url] or linked from the web site at [url=http://www.iowstarparty.org/]http://www.iowstarparty.org/[/url]

A brilliant first of many we hope.

Bill

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