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Old 23-05-2018, 01:36 PM
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Thanks to everyone else who has responded. Will have the sheets and info organised shortly (I say that every camp I know!)
If anyone has any ideas for a presentation, let me know!

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Old 25-05-2018, 10:58 AM
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I plan to be there. It will be my first time and I am looking forward to it. The ferry is booked from Tassie.
I am also planning to attend the VicSouth Star Party at Nhill the weekend before. Excellent timing to make the ferry trip worthwhile.
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Old 25-05-2018, 12:54 PM
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Woohoo welcome Steve 🤗 I love stirring up the noobies hehehehe 😈 I'm going to the Nhill camp too this year 👽👽 Yayyy see you then 😜😜
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Old 25-05-2018, 02:15 PM
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Yes, look forward to seeing you there. I attended the SPSP earlier this month. Does that mean I am not a newbie anymore?

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Woohoo welcome Steve 🤗 I love stirring up the noobies hehehehe 😈 I'm going to the Nhill camp too this year 👽👽 Yayyy see you then 😜😜
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Old 26-05-2018, 10:34 PM
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Yes, look forward to seeing you there. I attended the SPSP earlier this month. Does that mean I am not a newbie anymore?
your still noobie till you've been to snake valley hehe
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Old 28-05-2018, 10:48 AM
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I can't make Nhill this year due to a clash with something else, so looking very likely for SVAC.
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Old 13-06-2018, 09:37 AM
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Hoping to be able to make this one Malcolm. Is my Credit still good ?

Looking forward to some clear skies as Jen's new Maxi Observatory has stuffed the Swan Hill night skies for the next 10 years I reckon.
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Old 13-06-2018, 03:08 PM
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Hi Rex

I think that you've understated the case there - I reckon she's cruelled it for the whole state and then some! What a mighty edifice it's going to be when completed!

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Old 13-06-2018, 03:47 PM
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I know right !!
Just look at the Weather Victoria is having now

There definitely needs to be a Fine of some sort for doing this to everyone
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Old 13-06-2018, 08:24 PM
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Absolutely!
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Old 13-06-2018, 10:07 PM
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That weather has extended as far as up here at my place, gotta be the worst conditions for years....

You owe us big time, Jen....
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Old 21-06-2018, 06:49 PM
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Looking like I am in, with Christopher on the Saturday night again.
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Old 21-06-2018, 10:46 PM
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As a total beginner, is there a calendar for this type of event.


Its certainly something i'd be interested in, but think i should get a handle on the basics 1st.


Oh and a telescope might help.
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Old 22-06-2018, 08:06 AM
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Welcome to the forum Drew

You don't need a telescope to go, there will be a number of scopes set up that you will be able to look through. As a beginner, going to an astro camp like SVAC and talking with the folk there will help get you started on your own astro journey - and shorten the time needed 'to get a handle on the basics' as you put it.

For the cost of the weekend it is a really cheap investment in your own personal development as an amateur astronomer.

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Old 22-06-2018, 12:38 PM
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Drew
Let me backup Pauls comment, camps are one of the best ways to learn about what scope options are out there or to use your gear better. I haven't looked back once I started joining in

Hope you are able to come along!!

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Old 22-06-2018, 12:39 PM
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Hi all
Just a quick note to let you all know I will be doing the booking forms and info sheets shortly. Unfortunately my father passed away a couple of weeks ago so only just starting to feel in the mood to think about astronomy!!

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Old 23-06-2018, 01:14 AM
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Thanks Paul and Malcolm,

I was hoping that was the case.

This far out I can be sure to make plans.

I will eagerly awat the booking sheets etc.

(My condolences Malcom)
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Old 23-06-2018, 04:49 PM
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Don't listen to them Drew, it's a trap 😜😜 the first time I turned up there I turned up with one blankly 😱 no cameras, laptops or anything but a teeny tiny scope that I didn't even know how to use.
Now I have about five scopes with lots of bits n pieces and I'm now building an observatory to put it all in hahahaha 😈😈
Don't say I didn't warn ya lmfao 🤣 I just love noobies 👍👍
Welcome Drew it's an awesome camp and the guys are always willing to help 😈🤗😜👍⭐️⭐️
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Old 23-06-2018, 06:18 PM
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Now, now Jen - calm yourself.

Because of that monster of an observatory you're building our skies are going to be clagged up for the rest of the year!

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