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Isle of Wight Star Party 6th – 10th March 2008

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:34 am
by Lucy Rogers
Come and enjoy some of the darkest skies in the South.

Bookings are now being taken for the Isle of Wight Star Party run by Vectis AS in association with SAGAS 6th – 10th March 2008.

Costs:
Day Rate (not staying on site ) £3 per day
Small tent with one person £8 per night.
Large tent with up to two people £16 per night.
Caravan with up to two people £16 per night.
Chalet £18 per person per night. (If you can't fill a chalet, you may have to share it with other star party delegates).

For further details see http://www.iowstarparty.org

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:17 pm
by Lucy Rogers
The Star Party is booking up fast, but there are still chalets available – so book now or you may have to stay in a tent!

Booking forms and more information is available at: www.iowstarparty.org

or email: info@iowstarparty.org

We have just had confirmation that a Rocket-man will talk to us about his work at the rocket testing site (Needles New Battery), so make sure you also book for the visit.

Trade stands that have confirmed their attendance are:

The Widescreen Centre: http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/
Island Planetarium: http://www.islandastronomy.co.uk/
Representing:
Celestron on behalf of David Hinds
Meade on behalf of BC&F
And
Ninian Boyle from Venturescope: http://www.telescopesales.co.uk/ is 99% sure he’s coming too!

We have some great raffle prizes, including the main prize – a lanthanum eyepiece kindly donated by Orion Optics http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/ (worth over £100), books from Springer http://www.springer.com and subscriptions to Astronomy Now magazine http://www.astronomynow.com/

There is an indoor area to meet and chat with other astronomers at all times. We also have some lectures available if the weather is not kind.

Thursday 6th March - Arrival Day, Pure Stargazing
Friday 7th March - Pure Stargazing
Saturday 8th March - Daytime: Trade Stands / Astrojumble / Raffle / Speakers
Saturday 8th March - Hours of Darkness: Stargazing
Sunday 9th March - Afternoon: Visit to The Needles New Battery (Ex-Rocket testing site) (Minimal extra cost associated with this visit)
Sunday 9th March - Hours of Darkness: Stargazing
Monday 10th March - Pack Up and Head Home

See You There!

Lucy

Re: Isle of Wight Star Party 6th – 10th March 2008

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:17 am
by buddz98
Lucy Rogers wrote:Come and enjoy some of the darkest skies in the South.

Bookings are now being taken for the Isle of Wight Star Party run by Vectis AS in association with SAGAS 6th – 10th March 2008.

Costs:
Day Rate (not staying on site ) £3 per day
Small tent with one person £8 per night.
Large tent with up to two people £16 per night.
Caravan with up to two people £16 per night.
Chalet £18 per person per night. (If you can't fill a chalet, you may have to share it with other star party delegates).

For further details see http://www.iowstarparty.org
this will be a good time to have that tent, thanks for sharing


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