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Tonight's observing evening at crigglestone is CANCELLED .  Looks like the cloud will be rolling in making observing pointless. it's  a shame but these things happen.

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So excited to announce that Wakefield and District Astronomical Society (WADAS) will once again be welcoming Chris Lintott to give his presentation entitled "Bangs, crashes and planets: Astronomy in 2016" next Thursday 1st December, 7.30pm at Horbury Academy. Everyone welcome, members £3 and non-members £5 and entry includes a free raffle ticket. It will be fabulous to see as many people there as possible for this very special guest. Check the WADAS Facebook page or website for further details.

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Hope you have all recovered from the Chris Lintott and curry evening.

Well the winter season hasn't begun well with as much cloud as we can shake an eyepiece at.

Our next meeting is on Thursday unfortunately I won't be there due to work. 

It's the christmas quiz night so I hope you can all attend and sorry I'm going to miss another interesting meeting .

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Sorry andrew and I won't be going as its our Christmas bun fight

at the camera club,see you all in the New Year

if not before at a outside meeting

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Just a reminder that tonight is our AGM, so hopefully see as many members there as possible. Meeting starts at 7.30pm at Horbury Academy as usual.

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Thank you to all those that attended the AGM last night.

A few new ideas went to vote and will be in the update when Vicky has wrote up the minutes of the meeting.

I have updated the membership list accordingly. Many thanks to Soupy and Vicky for standing in whilst I have not been available.

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Our next WADAS meeting is this Thursday 19th January, 7.30pm at Horbury Academy, when we have Megan Argo giving her talk "When Galaxies Collide". Members just £1 and non-members £3. Refreshments included.

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I'll be there (if I can get away from this evening's training session at college on time!).

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23 hours ago, UKJay1971 said:

I'll be there (if I can get away from this evening's training session at college on time!).

After all that, I got home and feel asleep in my chair :(

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24 minutes ago, rockystar said:

hi guys, is the next meeting on the 16th and is there a speaker?

Hi Lee. The next meeting is 23rd February as it had been moved back a week due to the school half term holiday. We will hopefully have Paul Money giving his talk on Voyager. Hopefully see you there :)

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thanks Vicky, I'll re-arrange my diary and should see you there :)

 

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Our next meeting is this Thursday 23rd February where we have guest speaker Paul Money giving his talk entitled "Triumphs of Voyager Part 1: Journey to Jupiter, Splendours of Saturn". He will also be bringing some copies of NightScenes 2017 and a few copies of his novel for anyone to purchase. Meeting starts at 7.30pm at Horbury Academy as usual :)

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Just a reminder that it is our WADAS meeting tonight at Horbury Academy with our very own chairman Paul "Soupy" Campbell giving his talk entitled "Inner space - our own corner of the Galaxy!". 

Due to parents evening at the school, the meeting will have a slightly later starting time of 7.45pm.

Hopefully see a few of you there for what promises to be a very interesting evening :)

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Hope everyone has a good one I'm working while 8 so don't think I'll make it. 

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Just a reminder that our next WADAS meeting is this Thursday 6th April 2017 where we have our very own Gain Lee giving his talk on Observing and Imaging Galaxy Superclusters.
 
This promises to be a very interesting and entertaining evening as Gain, in his very own style, imparts some of the wealth of knowledge he has gained over the many years he has held a passion for astronomy.

Meeting starts at 7.30pm at Horbury Academy.

Everyone welcome, however there will be a £3.00 charge for non-members.

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Just a reminder that our next WADAS meeting is next Thursday 18th May 2017 where we have guest speaker Robert Ince giving hs talk Turning Astrophotos into Science.
 
This promises to be a very interesting evening and is the first time Robert has given a talk to us as a society.
 
Meeting starts at 7.30pm at Horbury Academy.
 

Everyone welcome.

There will be a £3.00 charge for non-members and £1 charge for members.

 

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The WADAS RSPB event tonight has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. We will pick a new date & reschedule. 

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