Hi from Eddie in Australia

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    Eddie
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    Hi to everyone who knows me!!! and hi to everyone else as well
    I’ve been living in Oz for just over a year now and have just recently assembled my scope and used it…….WOW!!!!!!! the skies here are amazing.
    It takes a while to get used to Orion doing a handstand and the sun due north at midday
    The hardest part is looking south and not recognising any of the constellations, but that will come with time.
    I haven’t joined any clubs or societies yet, I don’t think there are any where I am, so I might have to start one
    I live about 50 miles south of Perth in a place called Mandurah, where there is hardly any light pollution at all

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    Brendan Martin
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    Hi Eddie, nice to hear from you, I’m jealous, I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and look at the southern skies. No light pollution eh! Lucky devil. You will have to send some pics everyone at the Hill would like to see some. Take care and keep in touch.
    Brendan

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    Mark Galvin
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    Hi Eddie, hope you’re well!
    I have couple of mates live in Perth, one of them is into astronomy a little and he said the same about how nice the skies are.
    I think for me the most unsettling thing would be the moon being upside down!

    Arthur Dent: "But what is it? What’s worth a statue fifteen miles high? "
    Bird: "It was of great symbolic importance to our ancestors, it’s called ’Arthur Dent Throwing the Nutrimatic Cup’. "
    Arthur: "Sorry, what did you say?"

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    David Galvin
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    Are we envious Ed, dead right mate. If there is no club or group local then form your own :-)
    First port of call should be A.S.W.A who, like the Liverpool A.S , will advise you on any local groups or events: http://aswa.info/about.html

    Another handy website is : http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/australia/mandurah
    which shows all upcoming lunar and solar eclipse. Check out : http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/australia/mandurah?iso=20130509 Friday, 10 May 2013 when you can watch a partial solar eclipse as the sun rises.

    Here is a list of all the societies in your area: http://www.ausgreeknet.com/astronomical__societies.htm
    …………………………………………………..oh sod it Ed on my way over, get the kettle on :-)

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    Gerard Gilligan
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    Hello Edward,

    My Sister-in-Law lives not far away from you, and keeps sending me Hubble type images, taken with her pocket camera, so life is just no fair :-)

    And I have no sugar in my tea, and get the upside down jaffa cakes out!

    ;-)

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    Eddie
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    Hi Everyone
    Thanks for your replies and a special thanks to Dave Galvin for the “Heads up” on the solar eclipse
    I did get to see it but that was by pure chance, we had just about come to the end of a cat2 cyclone and it had been very cloudy, but on my way to work the clouds moved and there it was, luck for me I had my “1999 total solar eclipse glasses” with me and I could see the remainder of the eclipse
    Sorry no photo’s were taken

    Eddie

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    David Galvin
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    That’s Good news Ed, pleased that you saw it. The next one in Australia is April 2014 but I think that it will be a 50% partial eclipse for you.

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