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General Category => Public Events and News => Topic started by: perthskies on September 08, 2019, 12:02:51 AM

Title: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: perthskies on September 08, 2019, 12:02:51 AM
Just a wee heads up folks. Today we got some great news. As a lot of you may be aware, we have a Star Camp every year at Drumroamin Campsite..
[/size]Well this is our 10th anniversary, and it just happens that a film production team have asked to film us for a mini documentary on Amateur Astronomy in Scotland. I'm so excited at this, I had to share. Please come along and help us celebrate our great hobby.


I know this coincides with Kielder but moon phases dictated dates.


David
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Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: jamesg4128 on September 09, 2019, 08:31:27 PM
That's worth considering David. We were thinking about Kielder as usual but that could be a game changer. I will discuss with those on the "dark side" to see if they are interested.
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: vader123 on September 20, 2019, 03:57:49 PM
Hi david. Newbie here. I was already thinking about visiting down there on that week. Just to have a chat and hopefully get some advice on what kind of telescope I should go for.
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: perthskies on September 20, 2019, 04:01:38 PM
Hi david. Newbie here. I was already thinking about visiting down there on that week. Just to have a chat and hopefully get some advice on what kind of telescope I should go for.
What's your budget, decent binoculars are a good place to start. Here is a link that has beginner scopes [size=78%]https://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes.html (https://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes.html)[/size]


Hope to see you at Galloway


David
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: vader123 on September 20, 2019, 04:16:13 PM
Should have said I already have a meade lx200 8". But looking to improve on that scope. I only use it visually. Was thinking of the lx90 12" .but read so many conflicting reviews.
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: vader123 on September 20, 2019, 04:36:36 PM
That's why I was going to visit the campsite.maybe get to c some different scopes. Might get a better idea after that.
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: perthskies on September 21, 2019, 07:55:19 AM
Ah newbie to the forum, I thought total newbie, sowwy lol


and yes, plenty of scopes to see at Galloway.


David
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: vader123 on September 21, 2019, 10:52:29 AM
That's good then.hope u guys get a few clear nights at the site. And hope to c u down there one night
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: perthskies on September 25, 2019, 08:55:49 PM
That was interesting, had a video call from the director of the production company. New linen required. She asked many questions, and asked how was I in front of cameras, I said well I'm here now. So looks like possible 40 minute Galloway Documentary. [/size][/size]🤪[/color][/size][/font][/color][/size]She also wants to meet before the event to get my background. Drunk old fart with some astro knowledge. Canny wait, This could be huge for us guys.[/color]
Title: Re: Galloway Star Camp
Post by: SpookyKatt on September 25, 2019, 10:33:28 PM
Congrats on your involvement in the Documentary, better make space for the Bafta on the mantle
piece  ;) .