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Saddleworth star camp

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Hi.  Possible for me too. Please pencil in for now.  As per other comments.  Subject to work / family but should be ok.

Just up the road from me in Tameside.  Regards  John

consider yourself in

I'm in if space is available.

good to have you with us

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good, out of interest how do you rate the area for light pollution

Not good at all. I camped up there last year and took an ED100 with me,  just why I was shocked with Bolton and Manchester so near was beyond me.

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Not good at all. I camped up there last year and took an ED100 with me,  just why I was shocked with Bolton and Manchester so near was beyond me.

Im not promising no light pollution, have already said there will be some, but should be better than most of our backyards and is just a social gathering

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I have a small update, just got back from a drive up to where this campsite is, yes there is a slight orange glow, and some lighting from residential trailers on site, so up to you guys if you want to go ahead with this camp

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might be better just organising a night at the astronomy centre? if they could agree to maybe a Friday night when the general public are not present and we all joined, perhaps it would be worth their while?

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Could do, only problem with doing a full night away from home is driving back dog tired.................i guess a couple of hours kip in the car is a way.

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I am still happy to give it a go unless you want to find a darker site?

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We can see how other people feel, i would still like to have this gathering as arranged

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well I for one appreciate the effort you have made and if it's on I'll hope to attend. if we can get out of direct lights then I am sure the skies will be better than most of our gardens'.

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well I for one appreciate the effort you have made and if it's on I'll hope to attend. if we can get out of direct lights then I am sure the skies will be better than most of our gardens'.

Appreciated Shane, its cheap cheerful and definately better than the gardens of suburbia and close so lets keep the ball rolling, also there is a nice pub 50 yards from the campsite  

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OK lets use this star camp as a social intro with a bit if imaging of clear and if it goes well, dark skies await!

Mike

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I have spoken with the owners of Moorlands today, very helpful, they tell me the EHU cost is no more than £3 per night but likely to be less, and we can have a quiet part of the campsite well away from the few residential part, where we will have very good vista`s, i am now back on track for this gathering, and looking forward to it

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Great could you post the site details and I'll book it when the camp is confirmed as going ahead.

Mike

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I would like to announce confirmation of this event here  http://www.moorlandscp.co.uk/Moorlands-Park-&-Moorlands-Caravan-&-Camping-Park-Caravan-sites-in-Saddleworth-Caravan-site-Saddleworth.html  lets hope we have a good friday and saturday, with clear skies

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Hi Jules

Is there still room for one more ?  If so whats the latest I would need to be there

because I never know where work takes me (HGV)

Pat

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Hi Jules

Is there still room for one more ?  If so whats the latest I would need to be there

because I never know where work takes me (HGV)

Pat

Hi Pat, more than welcome, i dont see a problem with arriving late, maybe you could ask boss for a local run/early finish, but we would help you pitch tent and stuff. i do same job so i understand the problems 

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Nice one Jules!

Still on for this. Will book a little closer to the time, but looking forward to saying ahi again to some of you as well as meeting new folks too :-)

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Is it ok if I bring an astrononer friend.

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Yes, you can either share a tent or have a pitch each

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Yes the date is as per previous 25th and 26th april, i will be confirming with moorlands in the next couple of days, dont book till i have posted more on here

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I have now confirmed this event with moorlands camp site, when booking please mention "saddleworth star party"

looks like only 7 places left for this event

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hi Jules

if we have indicated yes so far have you saved us a spot or do I need to book quickly!!??

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