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  1. This years British Astronomical Association Deep Sky Section annual meeting will be held in Sheffield on Saturday March 14. Full details and and on-line booking form is available at: https://britastro.org/deepsky2020 All welcome. /callump
  2. The British Astronomical Association is holding an Observers' Workshop coming up in just one months time - October 12th - at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (Scotland). Places need to be booked in advance, and this can be done online or by calling the BAA Offie. The price is £6 for all, which just covers the refreshments that will be available on the day. Full details about the meeting can be found here: https://britastro.org/greenock2019 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Clear, dark skies, Callum
  3. 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
  4. A partial programme seems to be published now: http://europeanastrofest.com/conference/ /callump
  5. 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
  7. 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
  8. Thanks for posting Owen - yes, this is right - programme will be substantially the same though one speaker cannot make the new date. Callum
  9. There is still time to book for this meeting - visit https://britastro.org/deepsky2018 Thanks, Callum
  10. 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
  11. The LSST will have a 64cm diameter CCD camera - 3.2 gigapixels. https://www.lsst.org/about/camera /callump
  12. Congrats on the highly commended Michael - was nice to chat. Tot ziens. /callump
  13. Yes, was a very enjoyable day - congrats to the organisers. /callump
  14. 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
  15. Should be a good one - i'll be there... /callump
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