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S.A.M

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About S.A.M

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    Proto Star
  • Birthday 30/10/58

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    Male
  • Interests
    Astronomy, Bridge, Eclipse Chasing, Golf, Gardening, Vegetable growing and DIY.
  • Location
    Swindon
  1. Messier mistake - M40

    The really odd object within his great catalogue? Peter
  2. Wiltshire AS speaker for October will be Professor Richard Harrison talking about 'Oxfordshire's national space facility: Over 50 years in Space'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00, all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Peter
  3. Wiltshire AS speaker for September will be Mary McIntyre talking about 'Reflections, Refraction's & Excitation - The hunt for Atmosphere Optical Effects'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 5th of September all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  4. Does anyone know what parking restrictions the United States have? Can you park anyway or only in car parks etc as I will be travelling on the day to view the eclipse. Only going about 40 miles BUT that could take a long time to reach. Peter
  5. Aug states Solar Eclipse

    I will be going south from St Louis, maybe ending up at St Clair about an hour away by car normally but on the day......
  6. Wiltshire AS speaker for June will be Mark Radice talking about 'Observing from the Caribbean'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 6th of June all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  7. Wiltshire AS speaker for May will be Martin Griffiths talking about 'Planetary Nebulae Marathon'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 2nd of May, all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  8. 5.79 day old Moon

    First time I have stitched together a picture of the Moon using my Meade eight inch telescope with a 2.5 Televue Barlow attached. Tech details: nine pictures put together using a Canon 60Da DSLR camera at 1/13th of a second with ISO of 100. Happy viewing SGL members. Peter
  9. Wiltshire AS speaker for April will be Dr Chris North (been on 'The Sky at Night' programme) talking about 'Telescopes thru the Ages'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 4th of April, all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  10. Aug 2017 solar eclipse in the usa

    I am going to St Louis and going south on the day it is about 2 seconds short of the maximum time of 2:40 but as said before hand any where on the track should be good, subject to weather of course! This eclipse is the follow up to the one in Cornwall back in 1999, part of the same Saros and my first eclipsed viewed from the cloudy skies of Torbay. Happy viewing. Peter
  11. Wiltshire AS speaker for March will be Steve Tonkins talking about 'And Yet it Moves!'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 7th of March, all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  12. Wiltshire AS speaker for February will be Prof David Southwood talking about '10 Years of Space Science at the European Space Agency'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 7th of February, all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  13. Wiltshire AS speaker for December will be Andrew Lound giving a presentation about 'Saturn - Lord of the Rings'. The meeting will take place at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 6th of December, all welcome. For more details please visit www.wasnet.co.uk Clear skies. Peter
  14. Wiltshire AS speaker for November will be Philip Perkins talking about 'Imaging the Cosmos'. The meeting will be on 1st of November with a start time of 20:00 at Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS, all welcome. For more details please visit our website at www.wasnet.co.uk Peter Chappell
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