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Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Admin on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 am

The Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society (MSAS) have agreed to open their observatory on the evening of Saturday 16th February exclusively for the use of our group. We have been trying to arrange a visit there for months, but as they only have a limited number of dates that are suitable for moongazing we've had to bide our time until they could offer us a free night, which they now have.

In their words, MSAS say "this particular date has been chosen to give a phase of the Moon at its optimum for first time observers, therefore giving our visitors a very good image of our nearest neighbors’ surface with all its craters and mountains". Sounds good!

The observatory is called the J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory and is situated on Lea Brook Lane at Wentworth. Please note, that there is no postcode for it. MSAS have asked us to inform people of the following information which appears on their website: WRAP-UP WARM - WEAR STOUT SHOES AND A HAT – LADIES WILL FIND TROUSERS ADVANTAGEOUS – IT GETS VERY COLD - WE ARE SORRY BUT THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES

The meeting time for the Observatory is 7.45 although we could possibly make an evening of it and meet up at the George in Wentworth for something to eat first if anybody fancies it? (George and Dragon, 85 Main Street, Wentworth, S62 7TN).

Anyway, regarding the visit itself, the cost will be £3.50 per person, and the numbers are limited to 20, Confirmed names :- Andrea, Steve, Angie, Daz, Caz, Anne, Dez, Cherry, Jean, Kay, Lizzie, Linda R, Debbie, Jan, Colin, Suze, Linda M. This means that there are 4 places left at the moment.





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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Daz on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:58 am

Can you put us two down for this please Very Happy
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Anne C on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:36 am

Put me down please x

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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Andrea M on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:30 am

Will we be able to see the man on the moon ? Very Happy
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Post  dezsto-helit on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:46 am

I'd like to come on this please, not Lynne's thing though.
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Cherry B on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:52 am

I'd like to join you on this one, hope it's a clear night!! Smile
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Post  Kay Sera Sera on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:56 pm

Put me down for this please Steve, I love star gazing stars
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Post  Andrea M on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:35 am

Kay, If its a cloudy night you can stare at Steve instead Very Happy
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Steve M on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:30 am

Just 7 places left now.


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Post  DebbieR on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:50 am

Yes please! would love to see the Big Cheese
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Admin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:33 am

The consensus is that a meal first will be a good idea, so Andrea and me are going to get to the George for 6.0-6.15 for anyone who wants to join us.

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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  colin R on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:21 am

i would like to go on this see you in pub but not having meal cheers colin
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Post  Lizzie M on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:07 am

Looking forward to this. Not sure about the meal. Means calories which I'm trying to cut down on!
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Steve M on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:28 am

People eating at the pub ought to try and get there for about 6.0, and then we'll leave there for the Observatory at 7.15.
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Steve M on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:34 am

Just 4 places left now for Stargazing!
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  colin R on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:47 am

Lee Brook Lane
Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62 7SH
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  colin R on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:25 am

sorry cant make this as have flue

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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Anne C on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:28 am

Going to join you in the pub for tea - can you save me a seat? Thanks x

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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Angie baby on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:24 am

Hi I will be joining you in the George! Looking forward to it. stars
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Re: Observatory visit - Sat 16th February

Post  Steve M on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:42 am

Anne C wrote:Putting my name down for the new date before I forget, and tea please

You've jumped the gun a little. I'm just trying to do a new thread for it! Give it 20 minutes and then put your name down again!
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