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lynnm

2017 scout evening

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Hi all.

 

back in 2015 i did a little science and astronomy weekend for the scouts in basildon, and considering it been a while i was thinking of revisiting this and run another session where scouts etc can get to see and use some equipment and earn their astronomy badges.

the scouts have a large field in Langdon hills ( Kingston ridge ) which is easily accessible and away from many of the town and local lights.

(Camping maybe possible if i can organise it)

would people be interested in setting up a session  later this year?

 

just feeling what the uptake might be like

cheers

 

mike

 

 

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I remember it. Me and Gary cam up and we set up one of the TAL's....was only thinking of this the other day.

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When are you thinking Mike ?

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Hi guys.. early days yet.. just sounding out the idea and if its possible ill look to discuss further with the leaders on a date..

 

hope all ok with you guys..  :-)

 

 

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All good, just not much scope time .

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Got out last night. The date on the handset stated 25/4/2017 was the last time I was out with it.....nuts. oh, and the clouds decided to ruin the evening @1:30am....at least its a start to get back into it!

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hi guys 

back on the beg again, as i’ve now settled a date for the new scouts STEM weekend and i’m looking at the 22nd Sept. it’ll be really good if i can intise you guys too show your wares :-)

 

thanks as always

 

mike

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It's pretty dead ... Cue tumbleweed...

Only really Blazar and myself about but shout out again closer to the time .

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H

Happy to help where we can....the legends return ;-)

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hi guys - great to hear your still about, and will indeed post a reminder closer to the date.

in the meantime i’ve got a raft of planning to do, and testing my tracking mount to make sure it all works :-)

same place as last time, and if I time it right it’ll be hotdogs all round during the evening / night :-)

cheers guys

mike

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Hi guys - just a reminder that if you willing and able, I’d be really happy if you’d be onboard with another event. I’m also looking to do a couple of dry runs at the site (overnighters) if your interested (in August)

We’ve got our mobile planetarium booked to get the kids all clued up and interested.

 

cheers 

mike

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Hi Guys - I have been quietly enjoying my astro hobby from the safety of my back garden these last few years. I really don't know how much longer my wife can stand listening to me bang on about all things astro. And so, I would be keen to meet up with some like minded people.

I currently have an Advance VX mount and for viewing/Lunar and planetary imaging I use the EDGE 8"SCT with a nice selection of X-CEL eyepieces. For DSO work I use the SkyWatcher ED80. I am currently just building my up my rig for guiding. All imaging with an unmodded Canon DSLR. I am by no means an expert in anything I do, all trial and error 😁

I am based in Thurrock (just neat Lakeside). Sounds like you guys are in an around this area, have you found a particular spot with darker skies? That you are not likely to get mugged/stabbed or caught up in some bizarre [removed word] scenario!

Clear Skies

Kane

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Hi Kane, there is a place in Margaret roding just off the A1060 (it's detailed in the venturing out thread ) pretty good and away from casual passers by. I've never been there alone but always felt safe.

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Kane

hi

im a back garden infrequent viewer, and now I have time on my hands (out of work at the moment)

i was thinking of that spot at rodding and going up in the near future, if anyonefancys getting together?

ive also plans for a scouting event on the 22nd September for a telescope night, at my local scout camp that knobby and blazer helped out before.. If your interested in that also drop me a note.. 

cheers 

mike

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