Astronomy newcomer.

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    Brendan Campbell
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    This is my first post on these forums so I’d like to start out by saying Hello to everyone.

    I’m very new to astronomy and would like to attend your next monthly meeting at the Quaker meeting house. Could somebody please confirm the date of the meeting and if none members are welcome etc.

    I’m desperate to get my teeth into astronomy but have very little knowledge on how/when/where to practice. Are there any other events I could attend where I’d be able to talk to experienced astronomers and pick up some tips? I’ve already noticed there will be a star party on the Wirral in October which is fantastic and I will definitely be there, I’m just not sure I can wait that long! <img src=” title=”Smiley” />

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks very much.

    #3524

    David Galvin
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    Hi Brendan, the next monthly meeting is on Friday September 21st and is our opening  for the new session 2012-2013. I have just updated the syllabus
    http://www.liverpoolas.org/content/view/81/68/
    and I hope that you will find something of interest in the coming months.
    Visitors are welcome to attend the monthly and weekly meetings and we suggest two or three visits to decide if we fit your needs.
    The weekly meetings are at our observatory in Cronton:
    http://www.liverpoolas.org/content/view/18/37/ and are open through out the year. The observatory meetings are very informal and generaly well recieved by newcomers. this is where you will pick up your tips and learn about  astronomy.
    We are closed this coming Wednesday as we have a large group attending a Star Party over at Kelling Heath, Norfolk but will be back intime for the monthly meeting.
    As you can see from the updated syllabus, we have a copuple of Star Parties of our own at Thurstaston, Wirral on October 20th and again in March 2013.
    Hopefuly we will have clear skies and get in some decent observing.

    #3525

    Brendan Campbell
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    Thanks very much David. I’ll definitely be there for the first monthly meeting on the 21st and certainly look forward to the Star parties you’ve mentioned.

    Unfortunately the observatory in Cronton is a little way out for me to travel to on a weekly basis (as I’d really like to) but I’ll try to get myself down there in a few weeks times.

    I’m really looking forward to all of it.

    Thanks again.

    #3526

    Brendan Campbell
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    Hi there, I just wanted to say that I attended last nights meeting and found the talk on astrophotography really interesting. I’ll definitely be back in October and I’m going to try popping down to the observatory for the young astronomers club.

    On the way home, I saw the meteor shower which was incredible and totally unexpected. I was walking alone along the Mersey and it felt as if a show had been put just for me! <img src=” title=”Cheesy” />

    Unfortunately I was a little pressed for time and to leave the meeting early and so didn’t get to speak to anyone. I was wondering if there’s anyway of getting an answer to a couple of questions.

    Before the talk on astrophotography began, a gentleman wearing a blood hoodie stood up and made a couple of announcements, one being a talk or seminar on the subject of physics that the LAS members are invited to. I’m actually a physics student and would love to attend. The second announcement made was about Astronomy classes being run by the Liverpool university, again I’d also like to attend those if it’s possible.

    Again, could anybody please pass further details on to me or post them on the LAS website?

    Thanks very much indeed.

    #3527

    David Galvin
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    Hi Brendan, I have forward on to your e-mail adress the details for the lectures at the university and  night classes.
    You did will seeing that bright meteor and I don’t even know how Ken arranged it :-)

    #3528

    Brendan Campbell
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    Thanks very much David, I really appreciate it.

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