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Matt Smith

Calling Sheffield Astronomers

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Folks: am new astronomer looking to rub shoulders with fellow astronomers in the Sheffield area.

If you'd like to help a rookie out, make a new "astro friend" etc feel free to make contact anytime.

Kind Regards, Matt

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hello Matt and welcome

we have just come back from a stargazers weekend

its was brilliant we are having one again in march

you are most welcome to come

can you drive?

do you have a tent?

caravan?

chez

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hello Matt and welcome

we have just come back from a stargazers weekend

its was brilliant we are having one again in march

Would have good to have been there - keep me up to date with the march bash :)

Yes: Drive/Tent

No: Caravan

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lol

march 31st weekend

at trentfield site notts

http://trentfield.co.uk/directions.asp

there are about 5/6 caravanners from the 365 caravan club we are in

who are interested in stargazing

and up to now us, you, and glen, off here

small but very friendly gathering

chez

Edited by just looking

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here is just a few of the things we saw on the saturday evening between 8-10

thanks to Glen or we wouldn't have seen half of them.

5.30AM sat morning it was crystal clear

I sat till it came light just looking up.it was brilliant!

SATURDAY EVENING...........we saw

Andromeda Galaxy,

Meteor Shower,

International Space Station passing overhead,

satellites,

M31, M32, M57, M15, M110

Jupiter with it's four moons,

ET Star Cluster,

Vega,

Orions belt,

Milky Way,

Double Double Cluster,

the Plough,

Seven Sisters

and finished off with Hercules

proberbly more but forgot as we saw that much........

oh and we thought we saw a U.F.O :p

but it was a plane taking off.:):)

then in rolled the clouds :(:(

Edited by just looking

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here is just a few of the things we saw on the saturday evening between 8-10

thanks to Glen or we wouldn't have seen half of them.

5.30AM sat morning it was crystal clear

I sat till it came light just looking up.it was brilliant!

SATURDAY EVENING...........we saw

Andromeda Galaxy,

Meteor Shower,

International Space Station passing overhead,

satellites,

M31, M32, M57, M15, M110

Jupiter with it's four moons,

ET Star Cluster,

Vega,

Orions belt,

Milky Way,

Double Double Cluster,

the Plough,

Seven Sisters

and finished off with Hercules

proberbly more but forgot as we saw that much........

oh and we thought we saw a U.F.O :p

but it was a plane taking off.:):)

then in rolled the clouds :(:(

Sounds like you had a busy night, i am jealous not had the scope out for ages

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....march 31st weekend at trentfield site notts

I'll put that date in my diary, it's a saturday so may have book time away from work as I'm a shift worker. Be interested to meet up before them maybe.

You had a productive time stargazing, sky's have been clear lately!

Edited by Matt Smith
add info added!

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I'll put that date in my diary, it's a saturday so may have book time away from work as I'm a shift worker. Be interested to meet up before them maybe.

You had a productive time stargazing, sky's have been clear lately!

Be interested to meet up before them maybe.

we tried this but it never materialized

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......we tried this but it never materialized

I mean't for a beer or something to say "hi" not a group bash

best, Matt

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yes we was after meeting up in a pub

but to no avail,

our s.y. stargazers must be all T total.lol

you are welcome come and pay us a visit and a chat if you want Matt

we are in sheff9

chez/malc

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hi matt i"m ants,think i"ve already asked where in sheff u r from,but diary permitting be good to help each other along in our pursuit of the heavens,skies permitting also!!

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Ants 'n' Chez! PM me & we'll set something up

Sounds a good idea lets try and get a meet up and running again. A reasonably accessible local pub sounds the best bet

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Hi Guys, the names Ken and I'm a new stargazer studying astrophysics at (evening class) uni that wants to get into observations.

I've met Andy up at Mayfield for Sheffield Astro Soc and we've chatted briefly online.

I'm from Handsworth and its lovely light polluted skys, would be nice to meet up sometime and then go on to 'gaze'. But for the moment as Andy will attest, I'm torturing myself over what kind of scope to pick up.

Cheers though, hope to see you soon.

Ken

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hi Ken and welcome

wow you live 2 mins from us ;o)

in fact a stone throw away neighbour.lol

good luck with choosing your scope

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Hi Ken welcome.

I decided to take the easy route and go with bins for now...

Good thing too because my ideal scope has actually changed over time as I got to know more of the sky from my backyard what can be reasonably seen, my observing style (lazy) and what appeals to me.

-- Perry Ismangil

Edited by ismangil

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Hi All,

I did not even know that there was a SY Observing group (don't know if I would be eligble being just over the border), but is sounds like a good idea, could someone either email or PM me with some more details as it sounds interesting.

On another note as I assume observing and dark skies have a role in what everone is trying to do, so are you aware of Peak District Dark Skies and what they are trying to do to combat light pollution in the Peaks and surrounding area, this is mostly being done by education and raising awarness of the effects of light pollution. Those who are members of Sheffield AS or East Midlands Observing Group may already be aware of this.

More ifo can be found here Peak District Dark Skies once the new site is done.

Hopefully speak to some of you soon.

John

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