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by GroovySciFiChick
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Astronomical: The Beauty Of A Thousand Stars, Derby Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Astronomical: The Beauty Of A Thousand Stars, Derby Museum

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this or not, Derby Museum has an exhibit Astronomical: The Beauty Of A Thousand Stars which opens on the 3rd September 2011 and runs until 11 March 2011. " Inspired by astronomy, this exhibition features objects from the museum collections depicting moon...
by GroovySciFiChick
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: First Fireball
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

I saw this one also in Derby!
by GroovySciFiChick
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: A Sort Of Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Just an update to say that the 'Cartes du Ciel' program works with my 64bit PC running Window's 7 and looks to be rather useful, thanks Brian.
by GroovySciFiChick
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Hi Cliff, sounds like the same one, was it yellowy/white with a teardrop body and did you see the smoke trail? I could have overestimated the magnitude, as I said in my previous post I'm a tad rusty, but it was very bright. Saw a neon blue slightly higher than that one about 8 minutes before that wa...
by GroovySciFiChick
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: A Sort Of Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Hi Brian :) Thanks for the welcome, my first telescope was a rather limited Tasco affair it was good for looking at the moon and gave some good views of Saturn's rings and Jupiter and I recall observing sunspots with it (oh and setting light to the paper when I got it a bit wrong lol!) I used a pair...
by GroovySciFiChick
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: A Sort Of Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

A Sort Of Newbie

Hi Guys & Gals I used to be a member back when you were the JAS and regularly submitted meteor reports to Alastair McBeath back in the 90's, I still have all my old issues of Popular Astronomy in the loft! I've been interested in the stars since I was a kid, but didn't get my first telescope until I...
by GroovySciFiChick
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Managed to see a couple last night 6 in about 30 minutes including a magnitude -7 fireball which left a spectacular smoke trail behind it about 22:25. Sorry I didn't log absolute times etc, I'm very rusty, it's been a long time since I did any meteor watches, I used to send you reports in the 90's A...