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Wakefield and District Astronomical Society (WADAS) Events page

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Soupy    2,069

As our home thread is getting pretty massive and can be a tad hard to follow at times, this will be the official thread for WADAS events.

To make it easier for members and potential members and members of the public to follow and see what we are doing please only post relevant events related posts here, including, but not limited to, meetings, observing meet ups, star parties and other relevant events.

Please keep posts to a miminum to make it easier to follow.

Thanks

Soupy

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Soupy    2,069

First official notification is of the WADAS kielder star party this weekend. You should have had your members email about arrangements for meeting up if you are coming. Please reply so we know who to expect and when you are planning to come up if you are.

Thanks soupy.

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gtis    716

I won't be coming

Neil

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Vicky050373    2,717

As previously confirmed, myself and Luke will be coming up on Friday afternoon - hopefully setting off around 4pm :)

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nicks90    741

Second Friday of every Month
Weather permitting we will be aiming to do some observing up at either Winscarr Reservoir or at Middlestown please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on this event.

Its that time of the month and although some are going up to Kielder to enjoy perfect dark skies - us less fortunate souls who are stuck in Yorkshire must make do with a night out around here.

Do we have any plans for Friday night? As the forecast looks promising and there is a good ISS pass at 8.15pm too.

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2STAR    777

I would like to do my first venture away from the back garden and head down to Winscar anytime really.

Eric

ps; have visited during daytime just to find the way.

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mapstar    5,816

Take a look here guys before setting off and press the forward button.

http://www.metcheck.com/UK/arpege_charts.asp

BBC has it clear after midnight

Met check also showing mist fog for the woodhead tunnel rocks

XC weather for dunford bridge has it clear all night

Damian

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astrotyke    1,328

Take a look here guys before setting off and press the forward button.

http://www.metcheck.com/UK/arpege_charts.asp

BBC has it clear after midnight

Met check also showing mist fog for the woodhead tunnel rocks

XC weather for dunford bridge has it clear all night

Damian

Well according to that weather map it's cloudy tomorrow night

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mapstar    5,816

As usual its a chance it and hope for the best night!

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astrotyke    1,328

As usual its a chance it and hope for the best night!

Yep. It's clear in kielder tonight apparently

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hazegood    308

given winscarr is an hour drive for me each way I will be checking the forecast from all sources before setting off if tomorrow night is on

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nicks90    741

Same here. If it is nice I will be up there at 9.00 at the sailing club car park ( the one with the picnic tables)

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nicks90    741

forecast is showing a bit of patchy cloud from 8pm until 1am - so still going to go up and do some cloud dodging.

i will be there about 8.30-9.00pm tonight if anyone else fancies it

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mapstar    5,816

I may pop up Nick but up for work tomorrow am so it won't be a late one

Damian

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2STAR    777

Same here. If it is nice I will be up there at 9.00 at the sailing club car park ( the one with the picnic tables)

Is that the best spot at winscar by the sailing club ?, is everyone going there please

Eric

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mapstar    5,816

I may venture up and yes the sailing club is a great spot.

Damian

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2STAR    777

If its forecast favourable for Monday Night I will go if anyone else is.

Eric

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mapstar    5,816

Nights for me Monday so I won't be venturing out.

Hope Vicky is OK she must be badly into the withdrawal symptoms by now not having access to SGL easily?

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Mark62    1,457

Nights for me Monday so I won't be venturing out.

Hope Vicky is OK she must be badly into the withdrawal symptoms by now not having access to SGL easily?

I think she's talking soupys ear off lol having said that there's not much to report apart from its cloudy oh look more cloud and have u seen that more cloud lol

Mark

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Soupy    2,069

Just to confirm, our next official event is a society trip up to Todmorden observatory on Friday 23rd. Please keep an eye on your emails for further information.

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