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Herefordshire AS

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone on here from Herefordshire is going to the first meeting of the Herefordshire Astronomical Society on tuesday? Just spotted the add in the Herford Journal and I shall be going.

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Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Hi there

Is anyone else going to the SPA event Starting from Scratch on 23rd Feb 2008 which is being held near Amersham, Berks.

It looks like a great day especialy for newbies like me with an array of speakers on everything from equatorial mounts to, well the sites down at the moment but check it out here.

Only £5!

See you there.

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Astrofest brief report

First of all thanks to Steve and Ted at Telescope House for their kindness, and the invite/pass. Hope that you guys have a good days business/session today (saturday), and also to Steve Chambers of Artemis again for the kind invite, and the great looking stand filled with many great pics taken with the Artemis and Atik cameras.

Product highlights (new stuff!)

1: The new Artemis/Atik 285 based camera using USB 2.0 in a 4021 style ...
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Papworth Astronomy Club events

Papworth Astronomy Club invites you to our speaker evenings. Our next few dates are as follows:

Wednesday 6th February.
Andy Green will present “To Infinity & Beyond - Postcards of Astro Discovery”, a talk about the astronomical places around the world that he has visited. Many of you will know Andy as the proprietor of the StarDome that is present at many astronomical events in the area, including the club’s last open evening.

Wednesday ...
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Isle of Wight Star Party

We are pleased to announce details of the Isle of Wight Star Party run by Vectis AS in association with SAGAS 6th – 10th March 2008.

Come and enjoy some of the darkest skies in the South.
Small tent with one person £8 per night.
Large tent with up to two people £16 per night.
Caravan with up to two people £16 per ...
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UK Space Conference '08

From the 26th to the 29th of March, there is going to be a space conference at Charterhouse school in Surrey. There should be lots of interesting lectures on a range of topics from astronomy to industry and governmental activities. There will also be a careers fair, networking opportunities and the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards. Anyway, keep your eyes open for it and check it our at


Max Beaumont
Education Officer, UKSEDS
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AstroFest 2008

I am delighted to announce that Patrick Moore will again be appearing at AstroFest in 2008. The dates are February 8–9 and the venue is, as usual, Kensington Town Hall (which now calls itself Kensington Conference and Events Centre). Other headline speakers include comet discoverer David Levy; the originators of GoogleSky, Alberto Conti and Carol Christian from the Space Telescope Science Institute; special effects wizard Mat Irvine; and the ever-present Allan Chapman. You can see ...
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Not just pretty pictures - The science behind Hubble's greatest images

Hi everyone long time without posting, :-)

Just thought I would make everyone aware of a lecture I will be giving to the Torbay Astronomical Society on March 20th 2008.

It is enititled:

I hope to show some of Hubble's best high resolution images/videos/animations, whilst talking about the science that is going on in these incredible images!

For information about the venue and time please visit the TAS programme page.

Promote your society and win £5000!

I spotted an interesting promotion being run by Debenhams. Send them info on your club/society, and pictures, and you could be in the running to win £5000 to spend (in Debenhams... so you'll have to spend it on clothes rather than scopes) plus, er, a makeover, whatever that means.

It could be fun to enter, and could also be a way of showing that astronomy can be fun too. Don't let all those custom car ...
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Astronomy workshop in Cheshire ...

Dear All

Just a quick reminder to let you know that if you wish to attend our full-day BAA astronomy workshop, time is running out! Please complete the booking form and return it to the address specified as soon as possible.

If this announcement is new to you, here's a outline of the event Macclesfield Astronomical Society are hosting:

As Chairman of Macclesfield Astronomical Society (based at Jodrell Bank), I would like to take this ...
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