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helloyo53

Greetings from Canada!

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Hello!

Just joined here a few minutes ago. My name is Brandon, and I'm from Sarnia, a small city in southern Canada. I've been into astronomy since age 4, when my cousin told me how to find out if a star was actually a star or a planet. 11 years later, I'm still hooked, and looking to possibly get a career in the field one day. Living in a city with LOTS of light pollution, I don't get much astronomy related stuff going on in the winter. But in the summer, I go camping most every weekend, and the skies are nice and dark! I have a cheap 2.5" National Geographic refractor. Not the best, but it works. I'm saving up for a newer one though.

Looks like a good forum so far. Can't wait to get involved!

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Welcome fellow Canadian, I'm from James Bay Quebec (far more north than you). There's nothing better than camping and looking at the stars!

Isabelle

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Hi Brandon,

Welcome. I live three hours from you. (That's by car, of course...or six hours by galloping horse, whichever you prefer.)

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Welcome Isabelle, hope you like it here.

JohnH.

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Hi Brandon, welcome to SGL - not suprised you don't do much in the winter, I've been to Toronto a couple of times at this time of year and it's COLD!! - Great skies though

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Hi Brandon

a very warm welcome to the SGL Nice to see young blood getting in to Astronomy

keep at it and one day you may be on TV tell the next generation about the universe

Doug

Essex UK

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Hi Brandon and welcome to the forum.

When I saw the word Canada and instantly became envious thinking of those wide open spaces and jet black skies with far to many stars to look at - then I saw the words 'light pollution' and thought I don't believe it. I thought that was the preserve of living on an over populated island called Britain!

Well it sounds like you've got places that you can observe from anyway. So here's wishing you clear skies (and a new telescope)

James

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I am having a good experience with this forum so far. Since saving a checklist for the Messier Objects, Lunar 100 list, etc. to my computer from here, I am already planning my first startgazing period of 2011 for tonight! I'm excited. :)

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