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Astrofest 2018

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On 11/01/2018 at 23:25, carastro said:

 if any-one on here recognises me from my Avatar, do introduce yourself

Carole 

 

 

Likewise - you can't miss me - I'm the bloke with the fluttering ears

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Well well well.....

Astrofest ticket is booked for Friday.

The final speaker lineup is in place.

AND..........Alan Chapman has moved his talk to Friday :headbang:

 

I've booked 'Session 2'.  Looking forward to it. 

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I'll be going on Saturday, but won't be attending the talks.

I think the number of dealers has dropped off because of the high costs and logistics of getting in and out of central london.

 

I look nothing like my current avatar!! :D

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Exhibition Pass booked.

The name on the label is my forum name, to help with any introductions.

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Doc. Chapman is worth the fee, he is always interesting to listen too.
A vast reservoir of knowledge the man has. Pure Gent he is too.


 

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21 hours ago, barkis said:

Doc. Chapman is worth the fee, he is always interesting to listen too.
A vast reservoir of knowledge the man has. Pure Gent he is too.


 

Completely agree.  What I always find amazing is he gives the talks without any notes in hand, and typically has little to no slides as aide memoire, such is his knowledge of the topic areas. 

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Tim Peake was who I was hoping would talk about the ISS etc. 

Only a talk in 1 & another in 3 interest me. Dealers might be worth visiting to browse around. Might that new image-visual scope that was in the news be there?

Want to try out stuff mainly. 

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On 12/01/2018 at 21:16, souls33k3r said:

I might pop in on Saturday. 

I look nothing like my avatar ;)

Hmmmm.....last time I saw you I’m positive you look EXACTLY like your avatar......?......Just like I do.....?

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I think there are breaks between the talks, even if only one half way.

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I look nothing like my avatar ;)

So how do we recognise you?

Name badges every-one including Avatar name?

Carole 

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3 minutes ago, carastro said:

I think there are breaks between the talks, even if only one half way.

So how do we recognise you?

Name badges every-one including Avatar name?

Carole 

hahaha very good question.

I've decided against the talks this year and will only pop in to look around different vendor offerings. I'll be the tallest brown guy among the lot :)

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I've met a few people at Astrofest in the past because they recognised me because my Avatar is me, except I've let the grey come through more since the photo.  so those who don;t give a clue from their avatar will have to come and say hello to me. 

Be sure to put your avatar photo on your name badges too.

Carole 

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4 minutes ago, carastro said:

I've met a few people at Astrofest in the past because they recognised me because my Avatar is me, except I've let the grey come through more since the photo.  so those who don;t give a clue from their avatar will have to come and say hello to me. 

Be sure to put your avatar photo on your name badges too.

Carole 

Good shout. I'll do just that

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I'm going Saturday morning so feel free to give me a shove and if you're going to throw anything at me, please make it something very expensive :thumbright:

Name on tag will be RayD

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9 hours ago, souls33k3r said:

Can you have the name printed on the tag on the day? 

Not sure, but your Avatar pic speaks far louder than words :icon_biggrin:

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I shall have a wander round itching to buy something. I might try my luck at the OO stand with a focuser which I managed to mess up whilst trying to better the fine focus adjustment.:embarrassed:

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2 hours ago, RayD said:

Not sure, but your Avatar pic speaks far louder than words :icon_biggrin:

Hopefully i won't be mistaken for an Orangutan if anyone spots one lurking around the AstroFest

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I will have one of my newly delivered Simplified Astro T-shirts on, so no mistaking me (assuming it fits me and they haven't shrunk it like my Mrs keeps doing with my jeans lately :angel9::thumbright:

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I'll have DaveS on my tag. Unfortunately I mucked up posting a new avatar pic and cannot seem to correct it (Have PM'd Admin). It is supposed to be a mugshot of me in front of my 'scope.

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24 minutes ago, RayD said:

I will have one of my newly delivered Simplified Astro T-shirts on, so no mistaking me (assuming it fits me and they haven't shrunk it like my Mrs keeps doing with my jeans lately :angel9::thumbright:

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That's a mighty fine t-shirt. So people need to look out for a person with Astro Shirt and Astro Shorts (shrunk jeans) on :D Good thing, i've already met you so i know you.

 

15 minutes ago, DaveS said:

I'll have DaveS on my tag. Unfortunately I mucked up posting a new avatar pic and cannot seem to correct it (Have PM'd Admin). It is supposed to be a mugshot of me in front of my 'scope.

Hahahahaha i hope they fix it before this weekend otherwise i'll be on a lookout for a ghost ;)

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34 minutes ago, DaveS said:

I'll have DaveS on my tag. Unfortunately I mucked up posting a new avatar pic and cannot seem to correct it (Have PM'd Admin). It is supposed to be a mugshot of me in front of my 'scope.

Sorted :hello:

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Thanks Helen, now everyone can see my ugly mug :evil4::D.

Where did I mess up? I think it was in re-sizing it?

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