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  1. Here's an image taken soon after its discovery with 50cm reflector: http://home.freeuk.com/dgstrange/2003UB313.html Just before Pluto got demoted David
  2. South West Astronomy Fair - Saturday 8th August 2009 9.00am - 6.00pm Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, Devon. EX10 ONY Doors open at 9.00am. Lectures, telescope tours, planetarium shows. Trade stands: Starlite Xpress, The Widescreen Centre, Star Gazers Lounge, First Light Optics, SCS Astro, Space Rocks, Astrotrac, CCD Land, Society for Popular Astronomy, CfDS, Institute of Physics, Astronomy Now, Sidmouth Museum. Guest speakers: David Bryant (Meteorites & Extinctions), Will Gater (The Cosmic Keyhole), Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest (Cosmic Quest - A History of Astronomy), Greg Parker (Deep Sky Imaging from the New Forest Observatory). + Special guest appearance of "Galileo". Entry: £5 per adult and £2.50 for children under 18. Lectures: £4/person. Further details: www.normanlockyer.org
  3. On Saturday June 13th 2009 the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, Devon, is holding a major Solar Event celebrating the 140th anniversary of Sir Norman Lockyer's discovery of Helium in the sun. This is part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 celebrations. The event: "A Sunny Day at the NLO" will be open to the public and there will be lectures about the history of solar observing to "how to observe the Sun safely" and all the latest in our understanding of how the Sun works. The solar spectrum will be displayed using Lockyer's siderostat, and live images of the Sun in H-alpha and white light will be exhibited if conditions allow.Trade stands will be on hand to demonstrate the use of solar power and the latest green technology from photovoltaics to solar hot water systems. Other events include a competition for the best designed solar powered model, while planetarium shows and telescope tours will be held throughout the day. There will also be a Hands on Science Busking Event run by the Institute of Physics. We will have a demonstration of solar cookers and dished collectors, and a Solargraphy exhibition demonstrating the yearly path of the Sun around the sky. Some of the UK's top solar scientists will be giving lectures about the Sun including, Prof Douglas Gough (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge) and Dr. Francisco Diego (Univ. College London). Pete Lawrence (BBC Sky at Night) will be demonstrating solar imaging. Peter Meadows (BAA - How to observe the Sun safely). The event is being sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society. Refreshments in the form of a catering van will be available throughout the day. The event will run from 9.00 am - 6.00pm Entry: £5.00/adult £2.50/child Details: http://www.normanlockyer.org/
  4. Hi, I had this problem six months ago. Starry Night support were extremely helpful. In my case it was due to this: This is due to an incompatibility between newer versions of Starry Night and older versions of Quicktime. If you have Starry Night 6, the problem can be fixed by updating to version 6.2.3: http://www.starrynight.com/support/softwareupdates/ If you have Starry Night 5.8.2 or earlier, you will need to revert to an earlier version of Quicktime. We recommend 7.3.1. First, remove Quicktime 7.4.x/7.5.x by clicking on Start -> Programs -> Quicktime and clicking the QuickTime uninstaller. (Do not use the Add/Remove Programs utility in your Control Panel, as it does not completely uninstall QuickTime.) You should then install version 7.3.1, which you can download from: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/quicktime731forwindows.html Hope that helps, David
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