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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Details have been released for the 13th annual Starfest, organised by Scarborough & Ryedale AS. As usual, the event takes place in Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire with the dates this year being August 9th - 11th.

For those unaware, Dalby Forest has recently been awarded Dark Sky Discovery status (Milky Way class) in recognition of the sky qualities. Starfest has the reputation of being a small, intimate and friendly star camp welcoming astronomers from across the UK.

For those who have yet to visit Dalby, the facilities are basic with no electric (generator use welcome during daytime to recharge those batteries and powerpacks). However, the sky quality is superb and worth hardcore camping.

Further details and a booking form can be downloaded from http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.uk/saras/starfest/starfest-2013/.

Hope to see some of you there in August.

Andy Exton
SARAS Secretary


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Any chance a forum mod can add Starfest to the list of events during 2013 in the announcements above???

I did try and send Robin a PM but it just seems to be stuck in my Outbox :?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:12 am 
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Confirmed speakers so far for the weekend:

Gary Fildes of Kielder Observatory will be giving us an evening with Hubble using images taken by the telescope but with a link to distance.

Gary Poyner, former director of variable stars at the BAA and variable star editor of the Astronomer magazine with a talk entitled "Variable stars: How and why they vary".

Stuart Atkinson of Eddington Astronomical Society in Kendal, Cumbria will be talking about the exploration of Mars by the Martian rovers.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:36 am 
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We still have a few pitches left for Starfest.

I can confirm that guest speakers over the weekend will be Gary Fildes (An Evening with the HST), Gary Poyner (An introduction to variable star observing) and Stuart Atkinson (Martian Rovers). Further speakers will be added should weather be inclement.

Please visit http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.u ... w2wfB.dpbs for further details as well as booking form. Book quickly to avoid disappointment.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:56 am 
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For those who have booked, passes for the toll road, hog roast tickets etc. should be mailed out at the end of this week all being well.

Its not too late to book if you have yet to. Please visit our website and download the booking form. I would suggest giving Mell a ring though (details on the booking form) to let her know a booking is on the way.


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