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AN EVENING WITH EAST MIDLANDS STARGAZERS

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Eddy

Anyone know roughly what time we will start gazing(if skies are clear), just wondering when we might be finishing up because my parents would have to pick me up :P

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BAZ

I'll pick up five litres of petrol.

I'll do a talk on star hopping, and finding things manually, if you want.

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Doc

Talkers so far are:

PhilJ - Covering intro, mounts, scopes, putting it all together.

Ibbo - Basic imaging techniques for the beginner

Martyn - Star hopping and basic navigation techniques

Rusty - Collimation using cheshires and laser collimators

Damian - How to use the Stellarium planetarium software.

Is this OK with you guys

One to ones:

Doc

Phil

Martyn

Rusty

Ibbo

Kim

Damian

And any one else who would like to help.

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Rusty Strings

All good with me

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Tweedledum

Mick,

Happy to help with one to ones, also to cover Planetarium sw. I'll burn some copies of Stellarium so that we have some freebies to give out.

Cheers

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Daz Type-R

That's a fantastic idea!

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Doc

Mick,

Happy to help with one to ones, also to cover Planetarium sw. I'll burn some copies of Stellarium so that we have some freebies to give out.

Cheers

Thanks Damien you are on the list.

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catman161

This is shaping up to be brilliant I can't wait! :)

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Doc

We now have six talkers which will make a fantastic night of talks.

When you guys do your talks maybe a time limit of no more then 30 minutes each.

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Doc

Talks are as follows, is this OK with you Phil as it was your idea this evening.

Phil Jaworek - Covering intro, mounts, scopes, putting it all together.

Kim Robinson - Eyepieces and Barlows

Steve Ibbotson - Basic imaging techniques for the beginner

Martyn Barry - Star hopping and basic navigation techniques

John Adams - Collimation using cheshires and laser collimators

Damian Alstron-Regan - How to use Stellarium Planetarium software

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Eddy

All sounds good to me, cant wait, just hope I can give my 200p a go too :)

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philjay

Phil I'll set up both the EQ5 and the refractor in front of the members for yourself to do a short talk about these. The problem we have Phil is you are to damn good at talking it puts everyone else in the shade.

Btw do we need any petrol for the genny.

Flattery will get you everywhere :) I have no probs doing talks (part of my job) I could do the lot but folks would get tired of my waffling all night long and its good to have more than one persons input ideas and experience

Ok sounds good to me, my talks will be short because there is a lot to get through in just one evening. Im glad someone else is doing planetarium software because I only know Skymap Pro

Can I suggest the others limit their talks to say 15 - 20 minutes apiece otherwise we will have no time for one to ones which I suspect is the main draw for the evening.

Phil

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Brantuk

I don't know enough to chunter on for more than 15 mins lol :)

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BAZ

Sure, 15 -20 mins is good. As you say it's not just the talks, it's the setting up and bits in between as well.

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BigTfromNotts

Eek. 15 to 20 mins with no char wallah available for the brew! :D

Joking aside, I am really looking forward to this.

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Fluke

Yep, looking forward to meeting you all for the first time!

I assume it's ok that a bring a +1 or more?

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Doc

Yep, looking forward to meeting you all for the first time!

I assume it's ok that a bring a +1 or more?

Course it is

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Brantuk

I won't be so much "setting up" Martyn as turning up lol :)

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Tweedledum

does anyone have a projector that I can hook up to my laptop or net book?? else i'll bring an lcd monitor.

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Daz Type-R

Really looking forward to this, really hope we have clear skies as well.

Do we know how many are going, as the RSVP list says only 8.

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Ibbo

does anyone have a projector that I can hook up to my laptop or net book?? else i'll bring an lcd monitor.

Will bring mine up

anybody got a screen (can't remember where mine is)

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