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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 ?
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 email@example.com.
You can as always come earlier and stay longer,see you all in March,or if you need reminding November this year.
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.
A sky full of stars in this 6 pane mosaic taken from Galloway Starcamp at Drumroamin Farm Campsite near Kirkinner on the Solway coast, bitterly cold with very strong winds blowing.
In this image planet Jupiter rises in the east within the zodiacal constellation Leo ahead of the back-to-front question mark asterism that is the sickle of Leo.
Cars on the A75 in the distance across the bay leave a trail of broken yellow lights along the coast road in this long exposure image while low cloud shrouds the summit of Cairnharrow.
Nikon 50mm AIS lens at f5.6
Exp 300secs per 6 panes of this mosaic
PT Lens & PSCS6
18th/19th November 2014
A Sky Full of Stars - Galloway Starcamp by mikeyscope, on Flickr
By Demon Barber
Hello All,after the sucess of Galloway Autumn ,i am pleased to announce The Galloway Gathering 2015.
The Star Camp will take place from Thursday 19th Feb 2015---- Monday 23rd Feb and will follow the same format.
All bookings to be arranged direct with the Campsite.See http://www.drumroamin.co.uk/ link for details please
A pie and pea supper has been suggested as an icebreaker,and why not? .
If folks want to stay longer before/after i am sure Lesley will try to accomodate you.
Please book early as there have been so many enquiries.
Any questions just ask away.
p.s. Autumn dates to follow.