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  1. 11th November starting at 7:30 there is a FREE telescope workshop being run by Letchworth & District Astronomy Society (LDAS) at Standalone Farm, Letchworth. Full details on the LDAS website. If you do plan to come along please let me know what type of help and telescope you have so we can match you to a volunteer who can help on the night.
  2. binocular astrophotgraphy section

    None of the existing imaging sections are purely for imaging thorough a telescope only so I think any images taken through a binocular can go in those same sections. We don’t create forum areas anymore unless there are already enough posts about that subject to warrant splitting it off and I don’t see enough binocular astrophotography to need this at present.
  3. My thanks...

    I had a super few days at Lucksall this year and I really do think, it was the best one yet with a lot more going on, fantastic food, great company and some clear skies. I was also really pleased that more people used the tea tent and it became more of a social hub for the event. I wanted to take a moment to thank all those who made it happen: @daz - my partner in crime organising it all in advance and for all his help getting the event shelters and tea sent setup and taken down. @RikM - Sadly couldn't be there on the day but organised all of the workshops and talks in advance @michaelmorris - Quiz Master Extradonaire! What a great, banterful start to the weekend. @Helen, @Uranium235, @PhotoGav, @daz, @michaelmorris, @Ibbo! and @Mr Spock - For the super talks and workshops they put on. Many tips and tricks were learnt and much fun was had (especially with Helen's rockets!) @FLO - it was great to have the stall there this year, hopefully we will do it again next year. The hog - for doing it's bit Lucksall - for making us very welcome as always and putting on great food and refreshments - shame we drank you out of vintage perry on the first night, next time I will keep quiet about how delicious it is!! Thanks also to everyone who came along and extra special thanks to those who brought along cakes, kept the tea tent tidy or helped with the setup and takedown of the tea tents etc.. Looking forward to next year already!!!
  4. SGL2017 Picture thread

    Loving the pictures everybody! Gav - your video is brilliant!!! 🙂
  5. SGL 2018 - Save the Dates!

    We have the dates for next years star party at Lucksall, Herefordshire: 12th - 19th October 2018 This will be our 10th year at Lucksall so we are planning something even more super than usual More information will be available in the coming months and bookings will go live hopefully towards the end of the year. Cheers, Grant
  6. Star Party Timings

    nobody wants to see the SGL admin team in bikinis - am I right @daz @Ant @Steve
  7. Help offered!

    Thanks John Any help keeping the tea tent organised is very much appreciated. We are really hoping that this year it will be the main focus point where people congregate etc..
  8. SGL 2017 Weather Watch

    Saturday / Sunday / Monday nights are looking promising on the forecast at the moment... bit wet on Friday.
  9. Star Party Timings

    Speak with Lucksall when you arrive and if they can, I'm sure they will help with a pitch change but it will depend on the condition of the pitches - some have been deliberately left empty.
  10. Star Party Timings

    You're on pitch 48, just heard from Lucksall Official arrival time with Lucksall is 1pm.
  11. Anyone bringing their kids along?

    You don't need to book a pitch to visit but you MUST book in with reception on arrival and pay a day visitor fee (I believe it's £2.50pp). There are now automated barriers so in order to enter the site, you will also need to provide reception with your car registration. The only other concern would be lights, particularly if you intend to move your car once it's dark.
  12. Well done everyone - super entries, it was a pleasure to judge.
  13. Clouds across the Moon

    Very dramatic - love the colours
  14. Big bright colourful moon

    Great image John and particularly love the presentation

    Last bump for food and pitches Bookings will be closed lunch time tomorrow and tickets, name badges and welcome packs will be put together over the weekend.