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Monmouth3817

Ilkeston and District AS - Astronomy Evening - November 12th 2010

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Dear All,

Just a quick word to let everyone know that the Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society (IDAS) are holding an Astronomy Open Evening at the Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, on Friday November 12th 2010. The event begins at 7:30pm and admission is free. We’ll have a display of photographs and drawings, along with several telescopes, and we’ll also be organising some informal presentations, suitable for all. If the night is clear enough we hope to show people some of the astronomical gems of the season. The event continues until around 10pm-ish. Refreshments will be available. Should be a fun evening.

The location address is as follows:-

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA

Location maps can also be found at our website (IDAS - Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society)

Regards

Monmouth3817

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Seeing this post made me slightly homesick since I lived in Wirksworth before coming out here. I would certainly have gone and hope you have a good turn out.

Best wishes,

Olly

Edited by ollypenrice

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Hi all,

Thanks for your replies everyone. Just to a note regarding the Ilkeston & District AS's event on Friday. The start time is actually 8pm - NOT 7:30pm. Not sure if turning up early will be a problem, but members will probably still be setting up their equipment at that time. Anyway, just hoping the weather turns out better than the current forecast!

Regards

Monmouth3817

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Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that our Astronomy Evening on Friday 12th went down very well. After a day of cloud and rain the evening actually turned out to be quite good and clear - which surprised everyone! We had about 175 people come to event, and they were entertained in the Museum's "Hayloft" with a display of photographs and drawings, along with a powerpoint presentation. Two of our members had telescopes - a 6 inch Schmidt-Cassigrain and an 80mm ED Refractor. Not large telescopes by any means, but they managed to show off Jupiter, The Pleiades, M31, the Double Cluster, along with several other objects. Jupiter and the Pleiades got the biggest "wow" from the public, while M31 and the double cluster were a bit of a "duff" with people. This was probably due to the light pollution. Anyway, all in all a good night, and we hope that everyone who attended enjoyed the evening. We hope to do some similar events next year. Let's hope they are as good as this one was.

Regards

Monmouth3817

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