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Dave Dubya

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  1. Talk by Dr James Silvester, astrophotography tutorial, and observing afterwards with NEAS:
  2. In case any of you might be interested in attending: This Saturday 10th May the astronomer and science writer Dr Stuart Clark is visiting the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory to give a special guest lecture - "The Quest to Understand Gravity". Throughout history there have been a number of seismic changes in our understanding of the Universe. In the acclaimed astronomer Dr Stuart Clark’s talk, he will look at the key players in our quest to understand gravity, Galileo, Newton, Einstein and more. He will also look at why we might need a new theory of gravity now. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment - http://www.scottishdarkskyobservatory.co.uk/events/dr-stuart-clark-lecture-and-stargazing/ or called 01292 551118
  3. I believe they will need to submit a new planning application to Chelmsford City Council, however CCC seem keen to fast track everything and don't put up much rational opposition to it.
  4. Great Leighs racecourse possibly finally getting the go-ahead - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/27190071 So expect skies in the local vicinity (40 mile radius) to be floodlit from now on.
  5. I posted up the link on the NEAS facebook page, and I think it's also been tweeted too.
  6. I suppose it's always going to be something of a comprise. Given they're now prepared to switch off the lights after midnight, it's not a great hardship to go along with the premise that in certain circumstances they'll be left on occassionally.
  7. Here's a 20 second exposure at ISO 400 to show you what it's like: And one of Orion over the main dome:
  8. Do you hold these meetups on Loch Doon regularly? Or just whenever the weather possibly clear?
  9. I've moved from Essex up to Ayrshire. You guys should see the dark skies around here... ...totally cloudy.
  10. Loughton AS are holding a couple of public events in January in Theydon Bois, if that's any closer. Have a look on http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/ and you can search for any Stargazing Live tie-in events near you.
  11. You could go to Loughton, Castle Point or Havering...but NEAS is clearly the best one... It's probably a good idea to start with visual observing to begin with, learn the night sky a bit and then maybe have a go at astrophotography.
  12. I don't quite understand the logic in having the A127 and A13 go through an additional two year trial.
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