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AstroGnome

Possible get together!

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Hi All,


I hope you are all keeping as well as can be during the difficult events of recent months.

An opportunity has come my way to secure several pitches on a campsite in Shrewsbury in August. The site is open, has social distancing in place and is willing to accommodate campers (tent, caravan and campervan).

7 nights for £91 including electric hookups.

May not be the best time or location for any serious astronomy but could just be a good opportunity to do some well overdue socialising (safely of course).

Anyone interested? Let me know and I'll get things rolling.

Mark...

 

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Hi Mark I could be up for that is that per person or per pitch

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I might get a partner to come for a few nights and have told a newbie mate who may be keen, where is it? (PM me if you like)

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Would love to come Mark but have the usual problem of what to do with wife, don't fancy putting her in a care home for a while.

Dave

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I am interested. I only live a bit over 20 miles from Shrewsbury...

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I'm interested be nice meet up I will have wife son and granddaughter with me.

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A few more details....
It's at:

The west Midlands Show Ground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

It's quite close to the town, but apparently in a dip and away from immediate street lights.

I've enquired about the exact dates and will post those when I hear back.

 

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I would be interested it in attending. I've just started and would be good to learn some hints and tips from the professionals! 😆

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If something darker is required, it's only a short drive to Carding Mill Valley area towards Church Stretton which has some recognised 'dark sky discovery' sites - I've not tried them but I know roughly where they are. It's Bortle class 4 round there. 

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Shropshire AS use a campsite at Ford a few miles to the west

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I've had it confirmed that the dates available are 2nd to 9th August.

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Posted (edited)

As long as it's £91 per pitch I'm in who and when does this need paying please.

Can you find out what amp the ehu is please.

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Posted (edited)

Provisionally I can go, but not for the full week... Maybe Sun to Weds or Mon to Thurs.

 

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On 22/06/2020 at 23:36, ScouseSpaceCadet said:

FYI, the approx. sky quality for the location's post code...

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Sorry to go off topic but please could you tell me the name of this App?

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10 minutes ago, Peter_D said:

Sorry to go off topic but please could you tell me the name of this App?

It's "Clear Outside" - it's developed by FLO and you can use the web version by clicking on the 'resources' tab at the top of the page here, and the app is available as well in the usual places. 

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You do realise that these dates are around Full moon?

 

Owen

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30 minutes ago, obrazell said:

You do realise that these dates are around Full moon?

 

Owen

Werewolf meet up? 🤔🤣

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21 hours ago, obrazell said:

You do realise that these dates are around Full moon?

 

Owen

Lucky someone's on the ball. Indeed it is. That counts me out. 

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I have a reputation for booking events around the full moon. 🤨

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I haven't been to any star parties since I sold my old motorcaravan and decided that after hiring twice that I didn't like these new fangled vans with all their lights. But I have been thinking about making a visit to Shrewesbury for non-astronomical reasons sometime, so if your get-together goes ahead I might be able to join you for a short catch-up. 

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