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Postby Eloise Wilson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:07 pm

Hello everyone, I'm Eloise. I'm here because I did an Astronomy GCSE last year and so I'm really interested in the subjects!
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Re: Hello!

Postby Aratus » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:32 pm

Welcome. :)
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Hello!

Postby EIZO » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:15 am

Did you pass
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Re: Hello!

Postby Eloise Wilson » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:08 pm

Yeah I did, I got an A* in the exam and a B in the coursework :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby Aratus » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:01 am

We ought to be asking you questions!! :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby Rushfelt33 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:55 pm

I'm new to the forum too and I'm absolutely gutted to hear that there's Astronomy GCSEs, would have loved to have taken my passion further. Anyway! Congratulations and Good Luck on the rest of your education!
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Re: Hello!

Postby Gfamily2 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:18 pm

Rushfelt33 wrote:I'm new to the forum too and I'm absolutely gutted to hear that there's Astronomy GCSEs, would have loved to have taken my passion further. Anyway! Congratulations and Good Luck on the rest of your education!

GCSE Astronomy is probably more often done at night school than at secondary school, so try your local colleges.

Our astro club has a group doing the GCSE in the evening at a local school. Roughly 50% interested young pupils, 50% adults catching up. It's a good mix, and if it's clear, we get some observing done instead of course work.
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Re: Hello!

Postby Eloise Wilson » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47 pm

Rushfelt33 wrote:I'm new to the forum too and I'm absolutely gutted to hear that there's Astronomy GCSEs, would have loved to have taken my passion further. Anyway! Congratulations and Good Luck on the rest of your education!

I think you can still do it! Best decision of my life by far- I did it at Greenwich observatory last year and even got a chance to use the Great Equatorial telescope! :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby Eloise Wilson » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:49 pm

Aratus wrote:We ought to be asking you questions!! :)

Haha I'm not so sure about that! Especially when it comes to the technical thing so like telescopes and astro-photography... :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby Graeme1858 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:37 pm

Eloise Wilson wrote: I think you can still do it! Best decision of my life by far- I did it at Greenwich observatory last year and even got a chance to use the Great Equatorial telescope! :)


Hello Eloise

I've done a couple of courses at Greenwich. It's a lovely place to study! I've been looking for the Astro Imaging Course but they don't seem to do it any more.

Regards

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