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Hi,

I am new to star gazing and still deciding on what beginners scope  to buy (see my previous post here).

I live in Staffordshire, UK and was woundering if there are any groups/clubs that welcome new comers to join. I believe joining a group of 'fellow' stargazers would help take me from a mere novice to understanding all of these terms and setups.

Are there any in my local area? If not in the Staffordshire area, Cheshire-east (Congleton/Macclesfield) is also a good area for me.

Thanks.

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Try: http://www.astronomyclubs.co.uk/

Used to be one on the FAS site but they changed theirs to alphabetic order and since clubs may have names it does litle to determine where they are.

Have a visit to one or two as not all clubs suit everyone.

Curiosity but which scope did you get or is that still to be decided ?

Edited by ronin

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13 hours ago, estwing said:

Where abouts are you mate?

Hi Estwing,

I live in the Brown Lees area of Biddulph. My garden backs onto a bunch of fields right up until Mow Cop. There is virtually no light pollution from my back yard which would make it perfect for stargazing from. The Mow Cop Castle is on much higher ground and is literally 5 minutes from my house I believe this would be a great place to look into the night sky also.

Thanks everyone else for your responses.

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