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Open Club  ·  15 members

West Midlands
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  2. Hi Everyone. Could anyone recommend any dark observing sites near Wolverhampton, Walsall or the west midlands area? Jupiter and Saturn are good in my telescope but there is light pollution and are partly blocked on the horizon. It would be great to pack the scope and drive for 20 mins to a dark site. Thanks bsf
  3. Hi Steve we at Wolverhampton AS are trying to find somewhere Sunday & Monday nights to see Neowise. Had a great night last weekend up the Long Mynd.
  4. Hi, had a break from astronomy due to work etc, but slowly getting back into it! Love to join in if you are planning any observation nights etc
  5. I've stumbled across this old topic! I live very close to Dean the op of this thread! Have you guys met up at all? Found a good site?
  6. We are holding our first Society meeting online with the speaker doing a YOu tube presentation followed by a Zoom discussion on Monday 11th May. We also have an observatory site a few miles west of Wolves that members can use.
  7. Hi, Yes, I'm interesting in joining the WolvAS as soon as this lockdown is over. Turns out reading on stargazers lounge has made me change my mind on scope. I've decided to get the 130PDS to better suit the EQ5 Pro mounts' weight limit.
  8. You could join the Wolverhampton A. S. at wolvas.org.uk we have several sites but none are open for access at the moment I guess.
  9. Hi all, sorry about dragging this topic up from 3 years ago! During this lockdown we're all now facing, I've recently gotten back into Astronomy, and focusing more on astrophotography. I'm in the process of purchasing a SkyWatcher Explorer 150PDS on a EQ5 Pro mount to start off with. It's been a while since the last post in this discussion, and I wondered if anybody knows of any decent sites for astronomy and possible group meetings. I'm based in Sedgley; between Dudley and Wolverhampton, but willing to travel if there are any sites that a couple of people are open to travelling to.
  10. Out of interest I looked at the sky simulation for Kingstone, Hereford still a blot to the NE: Francis
  11. Francis The staff at Madley EDC want to develop astronomy and we usually organise a star party for them about once per year. We normally access the site via the old airfield although I appreciate that the main gate is usually locked. Last night Rob took a reading of 20.7 but I can't remember the reading at Madley although the site is dark as you mentioned.
  12. Thanks Mark, Great help last night from all concerned. 891 has been a favourite of mine for years since first imaging it. Not sure what the arrangement is with Madley EDC I've been thinking about taking my scope over to the Kingstone sports field which has very low horizons all round and I think the skies might be slightly darker than Fownhope, but access not so good. See what comes of the add - not too expensive so may just get one anyway... Francis
  13. @fwm891Francis we met last night at Fownhope and I did not appreciate you were a member of SGL. I can now see why you wanted to observe NGC 891 last night. I am not sure you are aware but we also have an arrangement at Madley EDC next to the BT Station - this is close to you at Kingstone. By the way hope you are successful with your wanted advert it will make life so much easier with a RDF and a correct image right angled finderscope.
  14. Realise the original post here is quite old but I'm in HR2 area and would be interested in observing evenings. Current member of Hereford Astro and attend their monthly obs meetings. HR2 0LA for me would be via Peterchurch. HAS observe from HR1 4PJ (Fownhope) Francis
  15. Not too far from me, I will pay Bromsgrove Astro a visit
  16. Bromsgrove Astro have a dark site, only 30 minutes from South Birmingham. They meet 1st and 3rd Monday each month.
  17. Sorry mate we are away on the norfolk broads that weekend, not got to many this year only small events but will try harder next year. With the clubs will there be a way of publishing the programmes of the various astro groups in the region I am thinking of a way to see all of the groups to encourage non members to attend and to push the small observing evenings that groups have out to a midlands audience Regards Steve
  18. Thanks Steve. By the way are you coming to lucksall this year?
  19. Hi Mark yep we would like a club please, i would like to post Wolverhampton A.S. talks list for next year and would like other local clubs do the same.
  20. You may have noticed that we have created a new heading, above the banner, called 'Clubs'. The plan is to move all the existing social groups and observatories to this new area. Currently there are 17 different groups some more active than others. You need to advise me, in this thread, whether you wish your social group to be moved, otherwise the group will be closed and archived. I look forward to hearing from someone within group for us to take necessary admin action.
  21. If you're close to Rosliston the best thing to do is try to attend a club night at the forestry centre- they're on twice a month; the details are here: http://www.roslistonastronomy.org.uk/calendar.html It's a good enthusiastic group and will probably help you find people for this sort of thing.
  22. Hi, I know this post is really old. I live just 5 mins from Rosliston and have been looking for spots around there...further out towards Abbots Bromley and South of Uttoxeter way. Anyone still meeting or been out recently. Been thinking of setting up in a layby out in the middle of nowhere but feels a little vulnerable. Have asked a few farmers if it was okay to pop over their gate and set up in a field but not got the best reply's!
  23. I agree i would be uncomfortable on my own in the dark with expensive equipment unless im in the back garden. Im in solihull. A few of us meet up occasionally for some social observing/imaging. We are members of knowle asteononomical society. We were in the cotwolds at the weekend. We are not going to get many dark hours at this time of year and so observing sessions will be quiet for a while. Ian
  24. I’m not a million miles away in Dudley.
  25. Hello! just wondering if anyone is around south brum? I'm still a billy no mates...I quite fancy getting out into the countryside sometimes to do some imaging, but its a bit intimidating when you're on your own. Would love to make a few astro friends around here
  26. This saturday looks so bad I had assumed you meant saturday 23 anyway! DOH!
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