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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:33 am 
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I have 2 folding aluminium tables and a couple of folding chairs

If you think it would help I can also bring my Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 SynScan AZ GOTO with the Solar filter and battery pack

Let me know if needed and I will bring them along.

Is that the Mapins oppisite the Excel Centre?

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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:03 am 
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Yes Bill, please bring your table and chairs.
You're welcome to brnig your 'scope if you like, so long as it's "public-safe": they will be milling around, so we'll need to keep a close eye on it all day.
But your 12V battery-pack will be a useful back-up.

The Maplin store in question is on Manchester Road, just behind Bolton railway station and opposite the ruins of the old Technical College, and it's only about a mile North of the park.
We'll be leaving from there at 10am, or go direct to the park and meet us there anytime after 10:30.


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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:09 am 
I can meet you guys there at 1100 and be there until 1600. Have you managed to sort out the folding tables? Weather is looking promising for tomorrow, but we all know how fast the weather can change. I'll check back later for any further updates.


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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:49 am 
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Got the car loaded up, it's a home made filter probably not suitable for a public event but will bring it just in case.

2 tables 1200 x 600
2 folding chairs
Battery pack on charge

See you at Maplins


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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:13 am 
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Although it's cloudy at the moment, the forecast is that we'll need our sun-cream by lunchtime:
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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:40 am 
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Well, what a brilliant day! Just as forecast, the clouds disappeared and left us with a perfect day for solar viewing. And even though there wasn't much sunspot activity on the visible disk, we were treated to some spectacular prominences.
After a quiet morning, the show really got going after lunch, and hundreds of visitors had a look through our 'scopes - and we even managed to give away all the old magazines (well done Carl!).
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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:22 am 
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Nice one guys, glad you had such a good day.


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 Post subject: Re: Moses Gate Country Fair, Sunday 22-Jul
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Just look at those blue skies!!!!!!

Thanks to all who attended and helped out this year.


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