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delilahtwinkle

2nd Cumbria Star Party

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Gotta be a weekend DT, long way for some of us to come for a night. Towards the end of the month (August) for the waning moon?

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Not sure that it will be very dark in early August, and middle of the month there is a full Moon, although with the Perseids on the 12th -13th it might be worth it. Later in the month gives darker skies and last quarter moon.

One night or two - whichever suits DT best, it is up to her.

Tom

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There we have it, Cumbria 3 is born. I totally agree with Mike. How about the end of August for the weekend. Would you prefer the 19th or 26th August. I think the 26th is a Bank Holiday - Not sure if it is a Scottish holiday though. Let me know what you all think.

Lovely to hear from you all, speak soon

Nina

Xx

Roll on August !!! Whoop Whoop !!!

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Book me in Nina, whichever weekend you prefer. Darker skies later in the month (and you Sassenachs get a bank holiday, whilst we Scots slave away (it was ever thus).

Saturday 20th August is a 3rd quarter Moon, rising 10pm. Saturday 27th is a new moon, so totally dark skies.

Whichever suits You and Val best, I will be there.

Tom x

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Had a great time at the 1st star party, missed the 2nd...... 3rd well once you decide on the date Nina, if I can make it I'll be there! :-)

Cheers

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Completely up to you of course Nina, but my vote is for the weekend of the 27th - let's have as much dark as possible.

Alan

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Can do the 27th but not the 26th as its my daughters b'day (shes only 12) so cant miss it really..

So 27th's a good one for me :D

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Hi guys

Boo - I won't be able to do this one. I am Already booked in to dalby star party that weekend.

Hope you all have a great time.

Regards

Rob

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Ok I've checked. If its weekend of the 27th, then cant do it. Ah well next time I hope.

Have fun anyway guys and gals.

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What a shame so many people cannot make the party that weekend. You will all be missed. Ever so pleased for all of us who can make it though.

I do not want to change the date, but do not mind holding a 4th party after or before the one planned for the 27th.

I shall start making lists and emailing people see what would be best for everyone.

Speak to you all soon

Nina

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What a shame so many people cannot make the party that weekend. You will all be missed. Ever so pleased for all of us who can make it though.

I do not want to change the date, but do not mind holding a 4th party after or before the one planned for the 27th.

I shall start making lists and emailing people see what would be best for everyone.

Speak to you all soon

Nina

Hi Nina

My circumstances have changed also, I cant make the 26th/27th so another date would be good..

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No way Guy, Boo Hoo, Right then, how does this sound.

We keep the 27th going as it is. I am sure some people have booked time off work etc. Also I dare say if I changed it there would be some people not able to make that date also.

So we keep August 27th and have another one aswell. I know it is a bank holiday weekend end of July how about then - I don't think the moon would be around either - Still perhaps a bit light though. Is there not a Meteor Shower sometime soon - what about then? I will go and have a look on the Astronomy Calendars and pop back later.

If you have any ideas when to hold the 4th feel free to post.

Speak soon

Nina

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Hi Nina no bank hol end of July w/e 30/31st dark by 22:15 no moon till after 04:00 this would seem ideal just need to get order in for clear skies,anyone else able to make it? Good to have something to look forward to,

Cheers

Mike

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DemonB, I don't know how it will be dark by 10.15pm in Northern England. Starry Night says astronomy dark at 11.30pm - still half light at 10.15pm. In Glasgow there is no way I could do any serious astronomy that early in the season. But, as I live 90 miles north of Carlisle perhaps I am wrong and that 1 degree of latitude makes a big difference (but I bet you a beer it doesn't).

I can't take more time off work (taking time off for the late August event) so could only stay the Saturday night.

Surely better to wait, as July is too early this far north?

But up to you DelilahT.

Tom

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DT - why don't you start a Cumbria 3 star party thread? The Cumbria 2 thread is getting a bit stretched.

Regards

Tom

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Hi Tom,i`ll take any sky with stars or anything else in it just to get some visual stimulation,mebbe it`s just my old eyes,your right of course astrodark is a little later but then that leaves more time for the beeren!!!!

Cheers

Mike

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Hi Nina,

July is out for me but I can make Aug 27th, only for the Sat night though as all my annual leave is booked up for the rest of the year. ;)

Still if it's clear on the Sunday I can get the tent packed up but stay until it gets dark to get a couple of hours observing in before driving up the road. :BangHead::)

Cheers

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This is so tempting ! Will need to give it some serious thought.

Clear Skies

Pete

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Hi Folks,

Great to hear from you all. I agree with Tom we should start a Cumbria 3 thread. I will go and start one now.

Speak to you all soon

Nina

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Ok... can now do 27th and 28th.. I have to return to Penrith during the day.. can we have a Cumbria 3 thread?

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