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jamespels

Peak Star Party Lives Again! 21 - 24 October

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I would be very interested in this event as all the spring and autunm ones always seen to co-incide with peak times in work. Love the peak district too, so bonus. Do i need to book online or on the phone?

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Hi all,

just to let you know, we will be giving PSP 2011 updates out on Twitter - please follow @peakstarparty if you are interested!

Thanks,

James.

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Hi all,

We have reached a faily major milestone so I thought it was time for an update...

The PSP2011 roadshow is proving very sucessful - visits to Macclesfield AS, South Cheshire Astro and Nottingham Trent University's Orion Nebula Talk have resulted in a further seven bookings in the last couple of weeks so we are now at 20 - HALF WAY to our target! The road show is continuing in the next few weeks, with Paul Collins giving the next talk at Mansfield & Sutton AS on 27 April.

Demand for the EHU (electic hookup) grass pitches has been very high and I have been dscussing how to handle this with Shallow Grange. We have agreed to split the power supplies on eight of the Touring Field pitches, giving a further eight 8A EHUs in the Camping Field. Shallow Grange have also agreed to allow single axle / max four berth caravans on these pitches.

Anybody I have been fortunate enough to talk with personally will know I am passionate about science education and want to involve school trips in a well managed way. Dr Dan Brown of Notts Trent Uni has introduced me to a couple of schools in the area and we have come to an arrangement that will be of huge benefit educationally and still fit in with the star party. I know how concerned ypu may be about possible stray torchlight! - preventing such things has been a major concern and this is fully in hand.

Astronomy Now magazine have kindly agreed at the last minute to fit in a small plug for PSP2011 in the Grassroots section of May's edition (on sale 19 April). This will be followed up with a larger article in the June edition, on sale mid May. They will send the final copy of this article over in the next couple fo weeks - I can't wait!

Finally, Peak Star Party is now on Twitter - for all the latest updates on the PSP2011, please follow @peakstarparty.

That's about it for now so all that remains is to say thankyou to all of you for your continued support. We are making excellent progress and I am sure this will be a fantastic weekend so please do keep telling all your friends - the more people we can get the better it will be.

James.

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James, you are doing a great job mate.

I will book as soon as possible, per our PM.

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Heh - just book by by the end of May.

Done already! Haven't even got a telescope yet. I did finally bought a binocular, so we'll see.

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Hi James,

Just tried booking, but the 'Event Elephant' payment site said the event couldn't be found:(

Is the site closed over Easter/experiencing Tech problems:icon_scratch:

Hope you can help:icon_salut:

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I tried both from peakstarparty.co.uk and eventelephant site it seemed to work fine.

Where were you up to on the booking process?

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Hi Max,

I'm out for the day but will check this evening.

J.

Edited by jamespels

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Hi James,

Left it 24 hours and tried again on a different computer (several times) same result? Once I select the pitch requirements from within Registrations and I've tried two different types of pitch, on transfer to the 'Event Elephant, website to pay it just keeps saying Sorry X event not found.

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Hi Max,

sorry you are having difficulties booking - working fine for me!

I have sent you a PM.

Thanks,

James.

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Hi everybody - time for another end of weekend update. Hope you have had a great Easter and managed to take advantage of the clear skies many of us have been blessed with.

  • We have no reached 23 pitches booked and are making excellent progress
  • I have added a site layout to the website (see "Pitch Details" page); I will keep this updated about weekly so you can what is available where. I will also send out pitch details in the next day or so to all people who have booked so far.
  • Next Star Party roadshow appearances:

That's about it for now but don't forget - more updates on Twitter; please follow @PeakStarParty.

Thanks all!

James.

Edited by jamespels
IDAS visit tbc at this stage.

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  • I have added a site layout to the website (see "Pitch Details" page); I will keep this updated about weekly so you can what is available where. I will also send out pitch details in the next day or so to all people who have booked so far.

Thanks James, I got my pitch number from you already, now with the layout I know where exactly it is!

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Nah, just need it to drop back down the list... comes up #3 in a google search for peak star party so I needed to put something on it!

Just hope nobody decides to reply on it... :)

Edit: Mods seem to have been nice anyway :eek: Thanks all!

Edited by jamespels
see last line...

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Hi all,

Many thanks to Paul for presenting at Mansfield & Sutton last week; by all accounts it was a great presentation and very well received.

Sadly no increase in pitch sales this weekend, though we do have a couple of day visitors booked in.

Busy week this week - as above, I am visiting North Staffs AS in Stoke tonight and Manchester AS on Thursday. I have a new date at Derby AS' AGM on Friday and the Ilkeston & District's convention (which has been publicised nationally) talk has been confirmed for Saturday.

If you are at any of these meets, do please let me know!

Thanks,

James.

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James,

Just to double check, there's a meeting of Sheffield Astronomical Society on 8 May, I suppose it will be announced there as well?

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Possibly to a few more significant figures than you need but, accoding to Get Lat Lon - find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map it is

53.22746406408652, -1.8622684478759766

J.

Now we got the pitch allocation, my pitch would be 53.22710760234816, -1.8625473976135254

which is

53 degrees 13 minutes 37 seconds North

1 degree 51 minutes 45 seconds West

Altitude 308 m

Conversion needed for Cartes du Ciel!

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James,

Just to double check, there's a meeting of Sheffield Astronomical Society on 8 May, I suppose it will be announced there as well?

Hi,

nto heard back from Sheffield AS - can you e-mail me details of this meet (who is organising it, contact details, etc.)? Don't suppose you'd be interested in giving a small talk there if I send you a presentation?

Thanks,

J.

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Hi,

nto heard back from Sheffield AS - can you e-mail me details of this meet (who is organising it, contact details, etc.)? Don't suppose you'd be interested in giving a small talk there if I send you a presentation?

Thanks,

J.

Here's the website Sheffield Astronomical Society the contact tab has email addresses and contact number.

I've only been once and not a member just yet, and anyway I couldn't make the 9 May one.

I'll ask around the South Yorks group here and I have an acquaintance who regularly come.

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Hi all,

just sent out pitch allocation details - apologies if either I have sent this to you before or if I have missed you until now!

This is a pretty manual process and I'm doing my best to fit it in around work and other life so thanks for bearing with me!

J.

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Now we got the pitch allocation, my pitch would be 53.22710760234816, -1.8625473976135254

which is

53 degrees 13 minutes 37 seconds North

1 degree 51 minutes 45 seconds West

Altitude 308 m

Conversion needed for Cartes du Ciel!

Thats 0.000000000000042, -0.00000000000036 away from me

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Thats 0.000000000000042, -0.00000000000036 away from me

Yeah, even as far as Sheffield doesn't make that much of a difference to be honest.

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