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  1. There is still time to book the 2019 British Astronomical Associations' Deep Sky Section annual meeting. All welcome. Venue: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, SHURDINGTON, Cheltenham,Gloucestershire, GL51 4TB. Date: Saturday, 2019, March 23 (All day) The 2019 section meeting will be hosted by the Cotswold Astronomical Society, and will be held at Shurdington Social Centre, Shurdington, Cheltenham. Doors open 9:30 - tea and coffee 10:00 - 10:10 Callum Potter - Welcome 10:10 - 11:00 John McCue - Observing Doubles Down Under Coffee break 11:20 - 12:10 Mark Stuart - Weather and Astronomy 12:10 - 12:40 Robin Leadbeater - Spectroscopy of extra-galactic novae and supernovae Lunch 13:50 - 14:20 Eddie Carpenter - Astrophotographers Issac Roberts and Dorothea Klumpte 14:20 - 15:00 Grant Privett - Gyulbudaghians Nebula 15:00 - 15:50 Ian Smith - Imaging Planetary Nebulae Tea 16:20 - 17:20 Prof. Steven Phillipps (Bristol University) - Surveying the Deep Sky – Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope 17:20 - Wrap-up Please note - programme my change without notice. Trade stands: BAA Sales, Webb Deep-Sky Society Price including buffet lunch: £7.50 for BAA members, members of Cotswold Astronomical Society and affiliated societies. £10.00 for non-members. Book online at britastro.org/deepsky2019
  2. A partial programme seems to be published now: http://europeanastrofest.com/conference/ /callump
  3. If you are interested in Python you should check out AstroPy which is developed by the pros. http://www.astropy.org/ Happy coding! /callump
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    Heard the sad news today that Maurice Gavin aka Nytecam passed away this morning after a short illness. One of the Great Observers - he will be sorely missed. /callump
  5. If anyone form North Gloucestershire or South Worcestershire is planning on going, and could give me lift on the day, please DM me. Thanks, Callum
  6. Thanks for posting Owen - yes, this is right - programme will be substantially the same though one speaker cannot make the new date. Callum
  7. There is still time to book for this meeting - visit https://britastro.org/deepsky2018 Thanks, Callum
  8. British Astronomical Association Deep Sky Section will be holding it's annual meeting on Sunday 4th March at Bedford School, Bedford. Topics to include: variable nebulae, double star observing, visual observing Arp catalogue objects, imaging, and ancient galaxies. Price is only £6 for BAA members (and usual concessions) and £10 for non-members, includes lunch. Full details and you can book online at: https://britastro.org/deepsky2018 Hope to see you there! /callump
  9. The LSST will have a 64cm diameter CCD camera - 3.2 gigapixels. https://www.lsst.org/about/camera /callump
  10. Congrats on the highly commended Michael - was nice to chat. Tot ziens. /callump
  11. Yes, was a very enjoyable day - congrats to the organisers. /callump
  12. It has been renewed so should be ok now - it may take a little time for this to work its way through your caches. /callump
  13. Should be a good one - i'll be there... /callump
  14. This should be a really good meeting - looking forward to it. /callump
  15. The BAA Deep Sky Section is holding its annual meeting on 4th March at Kintbury, near Newbury. Programme includes: Guy Hurst - Novae/Supernovae Patrolling Jonathan Blake - Astrophotography - data capture and data processing Mark Radice - Have telescope will travel Steve Tonkin - Binocular Deep Sky Observing Greg Parker - Mini-WASP Dr Philipp Podsiadlowski. Oxford University - “From Supernova to Gamma-Ray Burst: Understanding the Diversity of Cosmic Explosions". The meeting is open to all and price includes a cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day - £20 for BAA members and £25 for non-members. Book online in advance, and further details are available at http://britastro.org/dss2017 /callump
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