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DaveGarland last won the day on February 14 2014

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  1. I couldn't go this year. How did it compare with last year? I thought it seemed quite small last year so hope it was better.
  2. It's been a long time I've posted on here, but I saw this and thought I'd share it with you. https://ascienceenthusiast.com/this-german-professor-just-repainted-his-observatory-into-r2-d2/
  3. Oh boy I recognise myself in all that! I am so very similar. This thread caught me because I am due to be properly assessed next month for ASD at the age of 49! I've always suffered the same traits you have described there but I don't consider myself to have any handicap. I'm just different to most people that's all, but then I'm also very similar to people like you too. I guess I'm very lucky to have a girlfriend who sees past all my faults and see the nice guy underneath. That does make all the difference. I was married before to someone who really couldn't understand that I couldn't he
  4. I've just got back. It did seem to me that it's getting a little smaller each year. Does anyone else feel that? I can't help feeling a little disappointed ? I did get a discount on a power pack though so hey ho.
  5. I see the guy who finished Runner Up on 'Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?' had a presenting slot (I missed his name). I liked him, it'd be nice if he was on there regularly.
  6. Ah thanks Dave, I'll go and look that up?
  7. Thanks rl. I must admit I'm starting to get a bit of an itchy 'add to cart button' finger at the mo but I'd love to hear from someone who actually owns a pair first.
  8. Hi all. Does anyone know how the Omegon 2.1x42 binoculars compare to the Vixen 2.1x42? They look incredibly similar in build but around £100 cheaper! I've wanted to get the Vixen ones for some time now but keep bawking at the price. I would happily part with £160 though. So what do you guys think? Do they compare well? Or is it really worth saving the extra money for the Vixens? Thanks for any advice. Dave.
  9. Ummm, shoot me if I'm being daft here. But Stargazing 'Live' from Australia? It'll be daylight won't it? Or do we have to watch it at breakfast time?
  10. Hi all. I've been using Sky Safari 4 Pro now for some time on my Samsung S5 and Samsung tablet with no problems at all. However, I've now upgraded to a Samsung S7 Edge. Now when I start it up it fails to find my position, so I try to open the settings and that's as far as I get. CRASH! Has anyone else found this? Is there a fix? Does upgrading to Ski Safari 5 work on an S7 Edge? I don't really want to upgrade if at all possible because I don't really want to spend £15 on something that really doesn't look much different. Thanks for any help. Dave.
  11. Thank you Rich ?Yes it really is. Not just to have a garden for my stargazing but also just to be able to have my boys staying over. I even managed to keep my cat
  12. It's been about a year and a half, I spent last year in a bedsit All set up in a new home now though So yeah I guess that makes sense about the pound. But wow I was surprised at the rise though. I went with £300 thinking that would be plenty, and came home with £300 and my tail between my legs.
  13. OK so I've been off the scene a little while due to family circumstances, but lately now that I'm all set up nicely in my new home I've been getting back into my stargazing. Anyway, I thought I'd mozey on down to the International Astronomy Show today and maybe pick up an 8mm Delos to keep my 10mm company. Now, I remember paying £265 but they seem to be around £330! What's bought about this hike? Is it just a Televue thing or are astro prices in general on the rise?
  14. But how will it slow down? I assume that it will just be a fly by as it would surely be going way too fast to enter an orbit. And will a signal from such a small probe be strong enough to be picked up from Earth? It's really cool that this is being seriously looked at and I'm sure Stephen Hawkings knows what he's talking about, but are we really capable of doing all this yet? God I hope so!
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