Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

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Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby felon » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:36 pm

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. [url=http://www.popastro.com/home.htm]http://www.popastro.com/home.htm[/url]

Only £5!

See you there.

Felon
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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby suthers » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:53 pm

The SPA website is back up now and has been for most of the day, but the forum will remain out of action until tomorrow. The outfit that hosts our website has had some technical problems and the forum is down until they can verify that all is secure.

Paul

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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby geminigirl » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:36 am

That sound great! As a struggling newbie I wish someone could organise something like that in the North West.
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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby suthers » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:16 am

As a matter of fact, the SPA is also holding [url=http://www.popastro.com/stirling2008feb.htm]a meeting in Stirling, Scotland,[/url] the very same weekend, although it is not a beginners' course as such.

Paul
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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby macro80 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:36 pm

Is there any observing going on?
I joined SPA at Astrofest. Is their forum still down?
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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby phillj » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:36 pm

Hi Marco, SPA web site is up, but still can't find thier forum.

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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby felon » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:16 pm

Just reporting back that Saturdays event was a great success. Around 100 people attended and heard a range of speakers talk on watching the planets, getting to know the sky, astrophotography, setting up scopes and a lecture on how the universe began.

Got loads of great tips on how to get more out of my new 'hobby' or fixation, and met and exchanged ideas and advice with newbies like me as well as some old hands.

All in a top day and all for £5. Great value for money.

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RE: Starting From Scratch 23rd Feb 2008

Postby freerange » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:36 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: GeminiGirl

That sound great! As a struggling newbie I wish someone could organise something like that in the North West.
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[url=http://www.rossall.co.uk/astronomy/170]http://www.rossall.co.uk/astronomy/170[/url] might be of interest to you then. I've been on both 1 & 2 with my son & they were very enjoyable.
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