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14-12-2011, 02:36 PM
hi. i am new. i have just ordere a great 10" GSO dobsonian. i live in the beautiful sunshine coast hinterland in queensland and was wondering if anyone out there knows of an astronomy club i could join (preferably on the sunshine coast) ?
14-12-2011, 04:13 PM
Hi Steve, welcome to IIS.
Congratulations on the new scope, you are going to love it!!
While there is no astro club on the Sunnie Coast, you are in luck. There are regular get togethers at Cambroon Observatory near Kenilworth.
Keep an eye on this section of IIS to find out when the next one is held. :)
14-12-2011, 05:10 PM
thanks heaps. that's great to know. tell me do you know of anywhere that supplies an almanac of coming astronomical events...something like an ephemeris i guess..
14-12-2011, 06:19 PM
LOL Ask me a hard one.
14-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Where about's do you live Steve?
You're only 39km from me.
14-12-2011, 10:06 PM
Another Steve!.. what is this world comming to!!!
Welcome to IIS mate and grats on the 10" u will enjoy it.. Clubs are good, you dont need a club though, the people on IIS are legends
15-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Hi Steve, welcome to IIS, there are a few of us around the sunshine coast area, i moved to the sunshine coast about 6 months ago, but still havn't made it to a cambroon night it usually rains when i plan to go, your 10inch Dob will be great especially if you are away from the lights and have a dark sky area, if you need help about anything astro you will find it here on IIS.
15-12-2011, 11:15 AM
thanks everyone for your help and your welcome. i live at glasshouse mountains. i might need to ask you some annoying questions about something called collomation?? but don't get the scope till next week.
22-12-2011, 07:59 PM
Hi Steve. I teach at Beerwah State High School and we will be running a number of viewing evenings next year so if you want to pm me your email I can let you know when they are on.
23-12-2011, 12:29 PM
25-12-2011, 01:29 PM
I am also quite new to astronomy and just bought used CPC800 as my first scope. waiting for clear skies in the sunshine coast. It would be lovely to join events with other skywatchers :-)
27-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Will a mod, please remove his ^^, email addy?
Seasons Greetings to all.
I see you are not far from me.
Are you still running your viewing evenings?
Do you run them at the school?
18-12-2012, 11:19 AM
I can see a club forming here ......You've got a Quorum.
18-12-2012, 11:35 AM
If you reckon there are too many "Steve"s have a look at how many "Andrew"s or "Mark"s there are.
Welcome to IIS Steve.
18-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Hi Steve,and welcome to iceinspace:hi:
I have regular observing nights here at Cambroon on the Saturday nearest New Moon,You are most welcome to attend.
There used to be a club on the coast but for various reasons it folded about 10 years ago:sadeyes:
If you want to have a veiwing night away from the normal Saturday night, give me a PM or email and I will see if we can arrainge something:)
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