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S.A.M

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About S.A.M

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  • Interests
    Astronomy, Chess, Eclipse Chasing, Golf, Gardening, Vegetable growing and DIY.
  • Location
    Swindon
  1. We were due to have Pete Williamson talking about Moon's of the Solar System on 7th of April but unfortunately with Covid-19 on the loose, the meeting has been cancelled and now put back until early 2021? Peter
  2. Our speaker for March 3rd will be Dr Lilian Hobbs talking about 'Armchair Messier Marathon' the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00. At end of the meeting there will be tea/coffee and biscuits, all welcome. More details are at www.wasnet.co.uk Peter
  3. Our speaker for February 4th will be Jon Gale (aka AstroNinja on SGL) talking about 'Observing the Herschel 400' the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00. At end of the meeting there will be tea/coffee and biscuits, all welcome. More details are at www.wasnet.co.uk Peter PS It took me about five years to observe all 400 on the list, some were hard to locate?
  4. Our speaker for December 3rd will be Dr Dirk Froebrich talking about 'Making Stars & Planets - The HOYS-CAPS Citizen Science Project' the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00. At end of the meeting there will be tea/coffee and biscuits, all welcome. More details are at www.wasnet.co.uk Peter
  5. Our speaker for November 5th will be Andrew Lound giving a presentation about 'Uranus - George's Planet' the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00. At end of the meeting there will be tea/coffee and biscuits, all welcome. More details are www.wasnet,co,uk Peter
  6. Hello and welcome to SGL, All new scopes come with a free 'Box of Clouds', they escape when box is opened! Peter
  7. Our speaker for October 1st will be Dr Chris Pearson talking about 'Ariel & Alien Worlds: Enabling planetary science across light years', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00. At end of the meeting there will be tea/coffee and biscuits, all welcome. More details are www.wasnet,co,uk Peter
  8. I was also at the same place, great views of the eclipse and the weather was very clear. Notice the temperature dropped pretty quickly when the sun got near the horizon? Peter
  9. Our first speaker of the new season will be Steve Tonkin talking about 'Time & Calandars', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00. At the end of Steve's talk tell will be a short AGM followed by tea/coffee and biscults, all welocome. More details are www.wasnet,co,uk Peter
  10. Thank you the comments folks and the long answer to my problem Sandy. As you might guess I am not that great with computer software but will go thru your suggestions one step at a time and see what happens, will report back later. Peter
  11. Hi Sandy, Thank you for the link, which drivers would I need to download, using Windows 7 currently? Peter
  12. We do have a meeting in December each year since I have been the speaker person for this club?
  13. Hello SGL, Tonight I uploaded Stellarium 0.19 version, every time I try to open it it seems to crash after coming up with a warning (picture below), could somebody explain this statement to me in simple English (if possible please?) and how i can over come it. I have tried it in 32 and 64 bit version but have same problem. Thank you for looking. Peter
  14. Wiltshire AS speaker for June will be SGL's Owen Brazell talking about 'Observing Planetary Nebula', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 4th. All welcome. Peter
  15. Thanks Mike, I will have to link my scope to the computer and hopefully get the problem solved, currently I am using the old version of putting everything manually. Peter
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