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  1. Thanks for posting the link. What a fantastic lecture - very informative. I thought some of the issues raised in the last section were really interesting. I know several people who dismiss good quality scientific argument purely on the basis of popular opinion or because they have read something on the internet. But as highlighted in the lecture, it's very hard for science institutions to combat issues like these as conspiracy theorists always seem to have a clever answer. I suppose that, because we are amateur and not part of a formal institution that could be accused of "covering-up the truth", we also have a role to play in trying to dispell some of these rediculous end-of-the-world rumours that are being bantered about at the moment.
  2. WOW, this is one of the best images of orion's belt that I've ever seen! 76.5 hrs of exposure? that's dedication!!!!!
  3. Lovely pic - perfect for valentines!!!
  4. I hope they do make stargazing live a quartely program as it did make a nice change to have something interesting on the box, instead of the usual drivel. But a whole channel dedicated to cosmology - awsome!!
  5. Thanks for the link! I'm still trying to find my feet on here at the moment and find my way around. It looks like a fantastic site and I think I'll love it once I've been on more practiced a bit!!
  6. Hi people, I'm a newbie to this group and just wanted to say hello to everyone and find out what got other people into stargazing. I have always had an interest in astronomy, but never really got much beyond being able to point out the Plough and Orion's belt. Other than that, I would just look up in awe of the vastness of the sky. However, last November my family and I went along to a talk at Kielder observatory (which is a fantastic place) and this really re-sparked my interest again. Since then, I have got hold of a second-hand planisphere and a red tourch and have started trying to locate constelations in the sky with a pair of bird watching binoculars. My daughter also enjoys coming outside with me and we've both recently started going along to our local astronomy club. We've recently decided to up-grade and are eagerly waiting for our skywatcher 8" Dob to arrive, which I'm hoping will be every bit as good a scope as I've heard it is - can't wait to get it set up and......collimated I would love to hear other peoples stories as to how they got into stargazing!!!
  7. What a fantastic idea, just added myself and had a look around to!
  8. Hello there and welcome ( from one 'newbie' to another)! I used to live in MK, near willen lake and I can remember it usually had great skies - not too much light pollution! But that was quite a while ago so maybe different now?! Love the story, shame about the 'grump', but atleast it didn't put you off!!
  9. wallwalker

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    Hi Maureen, Thanks for the friend request, I think I've figued out how to add you as a friend! I feel very similar about this site, that I'm going to love it when I get the hang of it - there's so much really usefull info on here. How long have you been into astronomy? It's quite a new hobby for me and I still have a lot to learn, I am hoping to pick up a few tips from this site!
  10. wallwalker

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    Hello, I've just joined aswell! I'm in the same boat as you at the moment, just trying to find my way around - but it looks like a fantastic site! Nice to see other 'newbies' like myself here!
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