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Herstmonceaux next weekend

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Hi all,

Just a quick not to say that next weekend is the Herstmonceaux festival of astronomy. There will be lots of exhibits and tours as well as lectures from Nik Syzmanek and some bloke called Patrick....

This is about showing off astronomy to kids and families who may never of thought about it before so it really is important.

Patrick has very kindly ofered to lend me his BC&Co refractor for the weekend, and I will also be taking a few more brass goodies from the workshop. We will not have a trade stall (though there will still be Ian King,Venturescope and Pulsar) but will be bringing a few scopes and just talking ablut astronomy. I will have Patrick's scope and will be showing it off a little. We also have with us one of the directors from Meade who is flying over specially.

Please come and supoort the event. It's important to enthuse the kids now, or our hobby will fade away in a blur of texts, video games and general indifference.

Steve.

There's also a beer tent. Come and find me. :)

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Hi, ill definately be there on Sunday with the wife and nipper. If its clear friday or saturday evening, ill pop over myself to have a look through some scopes! :)

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I'd like to make it, but we have a crammed weekend (makes a change :)), will get down if I can.

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I was supposed to be there Saturday/Sunday with the family (and Rob with his family) but now scrapped our plans due to the weather. Some tropical storm hits the UK at the weekend.

Russ

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We have a link to their website on Astropedia>star parties - down at the bottom of the page.

Good luck for the weekend. Too far for me to travel.

John

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Steve

If I cant make it because of this dam back problem, would you save me one of the T.Shirt’s (Large) your having printed so I can use it on the 20th Sep please.

Trev.

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Looks as if it's going to be great!! Especially with Meade turning up :salute: ""This not just any director, this is the director of directors complete with full explanations from the elusive Meade"" :) .

Maybe he will have some freebies with him, 14" LX200 etc :(

Jeff.

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We will be there on the HantsAstro stand.

Camping over over too Friday/Saturday. Seen the the forecast and mad enough to still go! May attempt some observing if I can wring the telescopes out!

Looks like it's wet and windy, but forecasts say there is a respite from it from 11pm Friday until 4am... we'll see.

Please feel free to pop over and say hi.

Dave

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