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SOLARSPHERE ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL AUG 14-16

Solarsphere Astronomy Festival will take place on August 14-16 in Builth Wells, Wales. Dark skies for late night observing, solar observing during the day, talks from the likes of Dr Lucie Green, Professor John Zarnecki and Damian Peach, Cosmos Planetarium, The Tour of the Universe show, and in addition, live music all weekend giving you that festival feel.

Talks, music, food area, planetarium, and well stocked bar are all INDOORS. Camping is FREE, facilities are ...
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Skellig Star Party 2015, Aug 14th-16th

In May of 2014 a group of like minded Amateur Astronomers from Clubs around Ireland got together to hold the 1st Open Star Party, It was decided that we should have it at Ireland/Europe's only Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve. From that simple idea grew the Skellig Star Party and moving on from it's 2014 success we have decided to make this an Annual event.

There will be plenty for all to do over the ...
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WIN A TELESCOPE at Peak Star Party 2014, Oct 17 - 20

WIN A BRAND NEW TELESCOPE!!!

The (probably!) final programme for PSP2014 has now been announced, including the chance to win a Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dob, kindly donated by UKAI, in our Bottle Rocket competition!!! Lots of practical aspects as well as the usual talks, with a series of sessions through the day.

Headline talks on terrestrial and space weather from John Cotterill of the Met Office and Dr Alan Wood of Nottingham Trent University, ...
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Peak Star Party 2014 - 17 to 20 October

2014 is the fourth year of the "all new" Peak Star Party, near Buxton in the heart of the Peak District and easily accessible from most of the country. Running from 17 - 20 October, we have a host of talks, workshops, activities for children and, weather permitting, great dark skies.

Pitches are booking fast and we have sold out of pitches with electric hookups but we offer free power pack recharging throughout the weekend ...
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Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition in Selsey Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition in Selsey

Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition

This exhibition recreates Sir Patricks study at his home "Farthings" with original items on show owned by Sir Patrick, will be open to the Public, every week in July on Thursdays and Fridays and every day in August 10:00 a.m till 4:00 p.m. Free admittance.

The 3D display is located within the Selsey Cricket Club Pavilion and will be a permanent visual reminder of Sir Patrick’s personality, to include original ...
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Ballinskellig Astrocamp 2014

A group of Amateur Astronomers from clubs in Ireland will be heading to Europe's only Gold Tier Dark Sky site
in South Kerry... The dates have been finally agreed on and they are Aug 22nd-24th.. We will be meeting up and staying at Skellig Lodge in Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd.. This will be a free event designed totally around observing with speakers and workshops on Saturday 23rd from 1pm.. You will ...
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East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club January 2014 Meeting

Hello, our next meeting will be on Saturday January 4th from around 7pm at Badger Farm campsite nr Asterby Lincolnshire, We welcome everyone with an interest in the night sky to join us for an evening under the stars at our wonderful dark site location in the Lincolnshire Wolds.


Meeting cost is £3 per person or £5 couples.

http://www.lincsastro.co.uk


Hope to see you there.
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East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Decemeber Metting

This Saturday (7th dec 2013) will be the last ELAC meeting of 2013, as normal we meet at Badger Farm campsite nr Asterby in the Lincolnshire Wolds from around 7pm. If clear look for the telescopes set up in the camping field if cloudy we will be in the clubroom located at the bottom of the camping field.

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Astrophotography Masterclass, tickets selling fast!

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's all-new Astrophotography Masterclass is coming to Bristol on Tuesday 12 November!

If you enjoyed last year's event, this is the chance to hear expert astro imagers Pete Lawrence, Damian Peach and Steve Richards reveal their top astrophoto tips.

This time they'll be discussing three new and exciting topics: imaging the Moon, the planet Jupiter ahead of its up-coming opposition and capturing the glory of deep-sky nebulae.

Don't miss this fantastic ...
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Kielder Star Party - England's darkest!

We have just a few non-hooks up remaining for the 11th Kielder Forest Star Camp, Northumberland, 30 October - 4 November, 2013.

Star camp takes place under probably the darkest sky in England (nearby Kielder Observatory records an average 21.7 light meter readings). If you want to come along - two night minimum booking - please drop Lynn Henderson a line asap - lynnhenderson@blueyonder.co.uk Campsite has toilets, showers, launderette, warm ...
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