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East Herts Astronomers ?


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Hello, all just (re)introducing myself as a star gazer in Bishop's Stortford. I'm keen to find dark(er) sky sites within 1hr drive for observing, and perhaps finding like-minded astronomers who might be interested in meeting (safety in numbers !) to observe. Nearest club is based in Braintree, so not that convenient.

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Hello, all just (re)introducing myself as a star gazer in Bishop's Stortford. I'm keen to find dark(er) sky sites within 1hr drive for observing, and perhaps finding like-minded astronomers who might be interested in meeting (safety in numbers !) to observe. Nearest club is based in Braintree, so not that convenient.

Assuming you're talking about the NEAS, we aren't based in Braintree...we aren't really based anywhere in particular! (we do use the Great Notley Country Park for public stargazing nights however)

...there are a few members from Stortford direction.

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That sounds alright, thanks for that mate, I'll go check it out soon. The problem is we have Harlow/London directly south, Stansted Airport East and Cambrigde North!! There is no hope of any properly good skies around where we are. I have friends that live in Claverng and its quite nice down there. I haven't dragged the scope down there yet but I'm guessing it wouldn't be too bad around there

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That sounds alright, thanks for that mate, I'll go check it out soon. The problem is we have Harlow/London directly south, Stansted Airport East and Cambrigde North!! There is no hope of any properly good skies around where we are. I have friends that live in Claverng and its quite nice down there. I haven't dragged the scope down there yet but I'm guessing it wouldn't be too bad around there

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Callum, I agree with what u say, stortford area ain't so hot for stargazing. Comparing various UK maps of light pollution there is agreement re a horseshoe shaped band of land around haverill that will give darker skies. The challenge wld be finding a suitable observing area here and the drive. If anyone is keen to explore or meetup, pls pm me.

Clavering area will be reasonable, a bit more polluted

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