Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Demon Barber

Galloway Gathering Feb 2015

Recommended Posts

Hi Damian,hope your keeping ok? Mirror coming on ok?

Your more than welcome to use me Obsession if yer getting withdrawal symptoms :grin: if we get clear cold nights it will be well worth the trip up, scope or not.,can easily rig up a dew heater on the big bins,so you`ve got no exscuse for not coming :evil: .

Just hope the weather plays ball.

Hope to see you there if not i`ll look forward to seeing you in Nov!!!

Regards

Mike

Thanks for the kind offer Mike.

I'd actually booked the holidays at work which are still in so I may make the trip up still.

You'll know as I'll probably walk thorough the door as the food is being plated up! ;-)

Damian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope to make a booking in the next few days. Only able to make the Fri & Sat nights. I will say one thing, I am certainly going to buy a big screw to put into the ground and a turn-buckle to hold my mount and scope in place. Can't be doing with the wind blowing my kit over again, got away with it once, don't think I will again.

Looking forward to meeting some people that were at the Nov party again and some new faces :grin:

Ian

Hi Ian,

I'll try to bring another ground anchor, maybe a bigger one this time!

Hope to see you there.

Derek

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope to make a booking in the next few days. Only able to make the Fri & Sat nights. I will say one thing, I am certainly going to buy a big screw to put into the ground and a turn-buckle to hold my mount and scope in place. Can't be doing with the wind blowing my kit over again, got away with it once, don't think I will again.

Looking forward to meeting some people that were at the Nov party again and some new faces :grin:

Ian

Hi Ian  a dog tether screw and a small cargo ratchet strap is cheap and simples and very effective  :- just a thought

Regards & CSs         Robin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ian  a dog tether screw and a small cargo ratchet strap is cheap and simples and very effective  :- just a thought

Regards & CSs         Robin

Hi Robin,

Derek (Physopto) was very good and lent me a dog tether screw at the Nov party and I managed to snap it in two as i screwed it into the ground, obviously didn't know mae own strength :-)

Derek, are you going in Feb?

Robin, did I meet you in Nov as well? Sorry I am really carp with names

Ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ian I do not think we have met I only did  I think it was the first three  Galloway camps  I was with Mike 

in the big caravan  But like yourself  I am some form of coarse fish and only remember one or two of the people I met by name

Regards  Robin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Robin,

Derek (Physopto) was very good and lent me a dog tether screw at the Nov party and I managed to snap it in two as i screwed it into the ground, obviously didn't know mae own strength :-)

Derek, are you going in Feb?

Robin, did I meet you in Nov as well? Sorry I am really carp with names

Ian

Hi Ian,

Yes, I will be at Galloway in February all being well. Be great to see you and every one again, plus hopefully some new faces. Just hope the wind, cloud etc., has B£$"*D off by then!

Derek

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ian,

Yes, I will be at Galloway in February all being well. Be great to see you and every one again, plus hopefully some new faces. Just hope the wind, cloud etc., has B£$"*D off by then!

Derek

Excellent news Derek, I look forward to enjoying your company again.

Ian

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I am now booked in for the Fri and Sat nights, just waiting for Leslie to come back to me to confirm ;-)

Ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kieran,you have surpassed yourself,a very nice compilation,i like the variety of stills,video and timelapse,very watchable,thanks for posting,all good publicity for Astronomy,and shows off the campsite location in a very favourable light,arevyou up for Feb`s do or are you aiming for Novembers?

Look forward to catching up with you,take care,

Regards

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kieran

That is a fab video and watching it took me straight back there. Thanks its a great momento of a fantastic star party.

Mike

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I am now booked in for the Fri and Sat nights, just waiting for Leslie to come back to me to confirm ;-)

Ian

Nice one Ian,i'll be up Thur till Sun for 3 nights.

Did you find that toilet tent?.

Kenny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please like and Share!!!!

Cheers Kieran.

Good video Kieran enjoyed it and even better on the 42" tv ;-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For anyone not still following the 2014 post here is the Galloway Star Party 2014 Video.

Hi Kieran,

I was wondering when it would grace the SGL pages.

Excellent time lapse, enjoyed it. Wife liked the music (and me). 30" monitor looks good! We'll all miss you in February I'm sure. Mike has assured me that he has  arranged for clear weather.

Regards,

 Derek

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes sorry for the delay Derek.

But finally got round to finishing it off. Sorry won't be able to make Feb. See you all in November.

Kieran.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi folk,two weeks this time hoping to be setup and settled up at my favorite place on this planet.Looking forward to seeing the Galloway hardcore's again.

Kenny

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doh, Just spotted this post and guess who's working   :-(

My motto is "work to live dont live for work"...you know you want to come teleaddict so make it happen.

Kenny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its a shame galloway and kielder are on at the same time can,t do both, dennis.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its a shame galloway and kielder are on at the same time can,t do both, dennis.

its a shame galloway and kielder are on at the same time can,t do both, dennis.

Hi Dennis,

Yes Galloway was arranged at a time when Kielder was advertised as in March. Then  unfortunately just after it was arranged, the Kielder date was brought forwards by a month. By then it was too late to alter the dates as people had agreed to go to Galloway. Would have caused too many problems. I cancelled Kielder as I had promised to go to Galloway much earlier. So I am with you, cannot do both! It will only be the second Kielder I have missed in the last 6/7 years. A bit of a bummer!

But there is always the next one :smiley: .

Hope Kielder  has good weather for every one.

Regards,

Derek

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi derek, your right,think it will be only the second galloway we,ve missed, not to worry as long as we get clear skys at both sites.looking forward to it. Dennis.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Camping in February ! In Scotland !! Crazy people !!! (though I am slightly envious)

By an amazing coincidence (no really) we have booked a weeks holiday here at the end of May and plan to take our little girls 100P - Moon will be kinda full but looks like we made a good choice :)

Don't suppose there will be any other sky watcher folks there w/c 23 May?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You never know yer luck! But you will enjoy the views,and of course the campsite,Lesley and family are great hosts, :grin: .

Regards

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Demon Barber
      Hello All, i`m pleased to announce the 2019 Spring Galloway Gathering,to be held at the award winning campsite that has been our home for nine years,http://www.drumroamin.co.uk/index.htm
      The Dates of which are  Wednesday 27th February 2019------- Monday 4th March 2019
      The campsite is run by Lesley and Ralph Shell,who go over and above to make the Galloway star parties the Premier Star Camps  north of the border.
      As usual all bookings and reservations to go direct to Lesley at the campsite,any queries can be emailed to me at SGL.
      You can if you fancy a longer stay come at the weekend before, there is usually a few astronomers in attendance.
      This year is our tenth anniversary,and i will try and post dates and details at the weekend coming for the Autumn Galloway Star Camp.
      Looking forward to meeting newcomers and seasoned veterans,clear skies are on order ?
      Regards
      Mike
      Any errors are all my own. 
    • By Demon Barber
      Hello All ,here is an  early entry for your diaries!!! I am once again pleased to announce the dates for the 2018  Galloway Spring Gathering to be held from Monday 19th March 2018 until Sunday 25th March 2018,a move away from our usual February date to coincide with the Kielder spring bash.Running back to back gives people with a long journey a chance of a long stay without too long a haul.
      Given the inclement weather conditions this year we may fair rather better. Well we can hope.
      The location for Scotland`s Premier Star Camp is the award winning http://www.drumroamin.co.uk/ campsite ,and as usual our hosts Lesley and Ralph Shell will be on hand to provide us with  a fantastic location,superb facilities and their renowned hospitality,all the bookings will be handled direct with the campsite.
      Always popular are the electric hookups book early to avoid disappointment ,any questions feel free to email me or Lesley at enquiry@drumroamin.co.uk.
      You can as always come earlier and stay longer,see you all in March,or if you need reminding November this year.
      Regards
      Mike
    • By Demon Barber
      Hello All,it falls to me to announce next years  Galloway Star Camp to be held at Drumroamin , campsite from Wednesday 10th February through to Monday the 15th February 2016 it will follow the successful format that has made it Scotland`s Premier Star Camp. 
      All bookings to be made directly with the campsite,link here:http://www.drumroamin.co.uk/ the site`s owners Lesley and Ralph Shell will make you very welcome and make the booking straightforward.
      The prices are held at this year`s ,check with Lesley any questions you may have about pricing. 
      Those of you who make the  trip north of the border will not be disappointed, the location is very good and the site itself is immaculate and dark adapted for the duration of the star camp.
      If anyone would like to make it a longer stay you can book from Mon 8th February ,unfortunately the site is closed from the previous week re-opening on the Monday.
      Please check previous SGL  Astro Events listing`s to acquaint yourselves with the comments and photo`s of Scotland's Premier Star Camp. 
      Please contact me if you have any questions
      I look forward to meeting everyone in February
      Regards
      Mike
    • By AndyExton
      Details have now been released for the 15th annual "Starfest" starcamp organised by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society. The 3 day event takes place in Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire between Friday 14th and Sunday 16th August. Astronomers from across the UK attend this event to take advantage of the dark skies in the North York Moors National Park and the forest has recently been awarded "Milky Way class" of the Dark Sky Discovery status.

      For those who have not attended Dalby previously, please note the facilities are basic! Its all about the quality of the skies.
       
      Guest speakers for the weekend will be announced in due course as they are confirmed.
      More information and a booking form can be downloaded from the Scarborough & Ryedale AS website (http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.uk/saras/starfest/starfest-2015/). 
       
      The society can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.  To avoid confusion with other events using the name Starfest, we have opted for an offical hashtag for this years event of #DalbyStarfest15.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.