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2020 UK Astro Show Dates

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Bino-viewer

Hi,

Some Astro show dates for your diary's.

 

European Astrofest 2020 :  Friday January 31 + Saturday February 1st      Kensington, London.  (yes, its early this year !)   Links below for full details :

https://europeanastrofest.com

 

 

Practical Astronomy Show 2020 :  Saturday 21 March 2020     Kettering     Show link and speaker info just released below :

https://practicalastroshow.com/speakers/?fbclid=IwAR1ZGlvAG2q_OUcRbKzONo8E9puSIqyN9ABnqfNWEtu3g5FyOp8TJFkDv_M

 

 

International Astronomy Show 2020 :   Dates in November to be confirmed.   Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.   Link below to homepage for more info :

https://www.ukastroshow.com

 

 

After 15 consecutive visits to Astrofest, i have decided to give it a miss this year 😓

Reasons include me being disappointed with the show in 2018 & 2019, the travel involved, as well as 2 other shows closer to home.

 

But i will definitely be at the PAS in March and almost certainly at the IAS in November as well.

I thought the PAS was excellent last year, and for a first show for them, they hit the ground running and its all for free !!

 

@Derbyshire Dave : you may be interested in the 'APT' talk ?

 

Hopefully i'll see some of you there in Kettering ??  

Regards, Rob 😀

 

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Derbyshire Dave

Hi Rob,

 Good call, good idea to put these dates in the diary early.

 

  And, yes, definitely interested in the APT talk, Ivo has always been very helpful when I’ve asked him for assistance.

 

  

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Ron Clarke

Just got a flyer from AA saying Ivaylo from APT is giving a talk as well as Paul Money!!

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Derbyshire Dave
2 hours ago, Ron Clarke said:

Just got a flyer from AA saying Ivaylo from APT is giving a talk as well as Paul Money!!

Yeah, that's what Rob is saying above Ron. Should be good, are you going?

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Bino-viewer

The thing to be aware of with the PAS, is that the talk 'tickets' are given out on a first come , first served basis.

You can't book them in advance.

The show opens at 09:00hrs.

 

Don't arrive at 09:30 expecting to get all the tickets you want, because in all likelihood they will have sold out.

 

I arrived at around 08:45 last year, and there were 50 - 100 people already in a line ahead of me before the doors had even opened.

I still managed to get my tickets though, but others behind me were not so lucky.

So, make sure you get there in plenty of time ! It was a busy show last year, and i expect to see the same again in March.

And this........ its only one ticket per person : They won't let you have  a 'group allocation' for a society or whatever.

The talks look really good again. I'm hoping to see 3 or 4 of them if i can.

 

Interestingly, talk # 4 is presented by Gain Lee.

He brought my old Orion Optics 10" F6.3 Newtonian off me 2 or 3 years ago.

Nice chap, and well known and respected in the astro imaging community. It will be good to catch up and see if he still has it !

 

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