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EP5 - Wednesday, 17th June 2020 7:30pm BST - Members Talks - Mark at Beaufort & Lunator - Visual Astronomy


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We have a special bonus double talk for you this Wednesday at 7:30pm BST from our very own mod team!

We are also trialling a mid-week slot for these members talks. If anybody else fancies delivering a talk or partial talk, please let us know 🙂 


Talk 1 - Observing Visual Double Stars - Jewels of the Night Sky by Ian / Lunator

Kicking off is Ian / Lunator who's specialist subject is double stars 🙂 

Ian will be sharing six interesting double star targets, how to find them with star hopping and what to expect.


Talk 2 - Visual Observing Arrangements, Procedures and Tips plus some Challenges by Mark at Beaufort

Mark is a passionate visual observer and will guide us through how he plans and arranges his observing sessions with lots of tips and some observing challenges for us all to have a go at.


Each talk is going to be around 15-20 minutes with a 10-15 minute Q&A break.

As usual, I will post the Zoom meeting details in here sometime during the day Wedesday.

See you all then!

Meeting details for tonight:

Topic: StarGaZine Episode 5 - Members Talks - Mark at Beaufort & Lunator - Visual Astronomy
Time: Jun 17, 2020 07:30 PM London

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Meeting ID: 967 7258 4139
Password: 753841

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Really looking forward to these, I've heard of this 'observing' before and always wondered what it was about. 

Seriously though, always liked double stars and having tips on planning a session will be useful lol the last observing session I did, was amusing - looked at M13, M57 then went blank... so encouraging me to plan targets will be great.


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14 hours ago, andrew s said:

It's a pity as Wednesday is the same night as the BAA webinars just have to catch up on one or the other on YouTube.

Regards Andrew 

This is indeed most unfortunate.  Perhaps if mid-week Stargazine is to continue, and I hope it is, maybe another night would be better - Thursday perhaps?


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Two interesting talks to look forward to tonight.
Mark is an Avid Observer, and will no doubt have many reports to convey.
Ian is well known for his knowledge of Double Stars, and apart from the colourful beauty of many of them,
others have interesting characteristics to reveal. 
It's gonna be a good-un folks.




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I will attend the first half hour but my BAS Astronomy zoom meeting is at 8pm...Not sure I can multitask and seriously pay attention. I will have to catch up on the recorded version.

As said above, a Tuesday or Thursday would suit me better. Thanks for the talks anyway. I have found them very interesting so far.

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