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Trip to Jodrell Bank and observing opportunity

Jodrell Bank Visit 15th May

In association with Usk Astronomical Society we are arranging a trip to the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.  The date is Tuesday the 15th May.  It will be a whole day trip leaving in the morning and arriving bank around 7pm.  The cost of the trip is £7 per person group entry (£5 concessions) and around £8 transport (to be confirmed depending on numbers).  In addition there is the possibility to take afternoon tea (£16.50) and attend a talk by an expert (numbers limited to 28).  If you are interested in attending please let me know asap so that I can make the arrangements.

Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk

You can find out more by visisting the Jodrell Bank website:

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Observing opportunity

On the 10th April (next Tuesday) we propose to have an informal observing session at the Middle Ninfa campsite just outside Abergavenny, you can see a location map by following the link below:

Middle Ninfa Location

The session will start around 9:30 pm when it is dark.  Beginners very welcome, if you have binoculars bring them along.  You do not need to bring anything but yourself as there will be some telescopes there for you to look through. This will be a very informal session and there is no charge.  We will be watching the weather forecast and will of course postpone the event if the weather is unsuitable (which in truth it has been for what seems like ages!).  Do please check the Abergavenny Astronomical Society website http://abergavennyas.org.uk/

before setting of – we will put a post there indicating if the session is on or off.  If you are subscribed to the site you will of course get the usual e-mail.

On health and safety, observing is usually a very safe pastime, the main dangers being tripping in the dark or dropping weights on toes.  Owing to the informal nature of the event the organisers can accept no responsibility for those attending or their property.  You are therefore asked to be aware of any hazards, and take care; by attending the event you accept these conditions..  It is suggested that you bring a red torch (that does not degrade your night vision) and refrain from using the light in mobile phones, which are very bright.  Also wrap up well!

 

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