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Mark at Beaufort

Eclipse - travel arrangements, breakfast, BT tour details

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Mark at Beaufort    2,779

These are the details if you have signed up to visit the Madley Environmental Study Centre to view the Eclipse

  • The Centre opens at 7.30am to enable the setting up of equipment before the start of the Eclipse - you can come later, if you wish, but remember breakfast ends at 9am
  • You will be met at the gate and given directions where to park - all SGL members should be together
  • Within your welcome pack (when you arrive at Lucksall) you will receive detailed advice on the route - it should take about 25 minutes. Some SGL members may require a lift so it would be useful if you are willing to car share.
  • 8am to 9am Sausage/Bacon rolls will be served. It is important that you pick up your food tokens either from Daz or myself. If you want tea/coffee you will be charged 50p
  • The Eclipse starts at 8.23am
  • Maximum Solar Eclipse is 9.29am
  • The Eclipse ends at 10.38am
  • 11.15am    1st Tour of BT Satellite Station   - if you are on the second group you will be allowed to stay in the BT Canteen where you will be able to buy tea/coffee
  • 11.45am    2nd Tour of BT Satellite Station

After the end of the Eclipse - 150 children will be given astronomy themed activities - this will not involve SGL members who are likely to return to Lucksall for lunch

If you have any queries just ask me. I won't be camping at Lucksall but I will visit most days leading up to the Friday.
 
 

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tich    1,370

Nice one Mark I'd be willing to give anyone a lift if they want, I'm just trying to decide what kit to bring along to the event.

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Twisted Lip    192

Thanks for sorting Mark, its going to be great.

One thing that's just occurred to me, we'll have to drive in the motorhome (good in the sense I can also offer lifts if needed!) but is there a barrier or anything similar on the entrance that might prevent driving anything more than a car on? Being owned by BT I wondered if there might be a hight restriction?

Cheers

Will

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Mark at Beaufort    2,779

Thanks for sorting Mark, its going to be great.

One thing that's just occurred to me, we'll have to drive in the motorhome (good in the sense I can also offer lifts if needed!) but is there a barrier or anything similar on the entrance that might prevent driving anything more than a car on? Being owned by BT I wondered if there might be a hight restriction?

Cheers

Will

Will you won't be driving through the BT Barriers. You need to drive an extra 100 metres past their entrance to the Brightwells Auction Site gate.

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Twisted Lip    192

Will you won't be driving through the BT Barriers. You need to drive an extra 100 metres past their entrance to the Brightwells Auction Site gate.

Perfect, thats solves that issue! Cheers Mark

Will

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PhotoGav    2,425

Excellent Mark!

Is there a list of who is Group 1 and Group 2 or will that be a less formal thing decided on the day?

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Mark at Beaufort    2,779

Gav I think its going to be 'first come - first served'. Some members may wish to watch the BBC programme before going around the BT site. In the end we will sort it out on the day.

I have my final meeting at Madley at 1pm today just to make sure everything has been considered.

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Mark at Beaufort    2,779

 Hi Mark I would like a lift Stephen

Hello Stephen - I had noted your request and I was going to discuss this with members at Lucksall next Thursday.

I also attach my final list - if I have missed anyone again please let me know

SGLX outreach.doc

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PhotoGav    2,425

Gav I think its going to be 'first come - first served'. Some members may wish to watch the BBC programme before going around the BT site. In the end we will sort it out on the day.

I have my final meeting at Madley at 1pm today just to make sure everything has been considered.

Perfect! Fingers crossed for a cloud free morning...

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Mark at Beaufort    2,779

Hi Mark. Is there room for one more for the eclipse.

Keith that is fine - do you want breakfast and the BT tour?

I note you are arriving on Thursday and will be on pitch 114.

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DRT    4,847

It's looking good :grin:

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