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Old 26-06-2012, 07:38 PM
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:29 PM
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Hi all
I've been coming to these forums for over a year and thought it's probably about time I registered. Looking forward to interacting with like minded people.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:04 PM
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Hi Marco - welcome.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:27 AM
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Greetings Marco and welcome to IIS.

Definitely plenty of like minded people here, I hope you have a great time.

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:13 PM
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New to IIS

Hi everyone,

I'm new to IIS, was referred to the site via Bintel at Glebe. I have a Meade 10inch LX200, and I'm studying part time PhD in astrophysics at UNSW in Sydney.

Looks like a great forum with heaps of info - looking forward to contributing.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:51 PM
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Hi Darren,
Welcome to IIS

Its good to see you are off to a good start already.

1.Bintel is a great place to get good advice and quality products.
2.Thats a very nice scope you have there and should provide a lot of pleasure to you.
3.You have come to the right place to share your experience. Search the forums to pick up information you need. If you can't find it, just ask. Plenty of people here happy to share their experience.

Now for the 4th... search out a local observing site close to you and come along. You will see a lot of good equipment and plenty of enthusiasts happy to share.

Clear skies
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:15 PM
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Eclipse

Thanks Allan,
I noticed that there is no Astrocamp this year due to solar eclipse. is there a IIS tour going to the eclipse? Any recommendations on tour options?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:35 PM
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No IIS is not organising an IIS Tour to Cairns, unfortunately.
I think the Astro Society of NSW is organising such an tour and may have seats left.

But...
In the Forum Upcoming Celestial and Astronomical events, the first thread contains a lot of information about the event and where a lot of us are staying.

Link here http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=57113

Unfortunately a lot of the places are apparently booked out.

In General Chat there is this one http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...hlight=eclipse

I think there are others, scattered about.
Good luck with it, maybe I will see you there.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:09 AM
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thx Allan,
i'm definitely trying to make it up there
i'll check the other threads and do some digging around with hotels
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:15 AM
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Hi Darren and welcome aboard

Wow, a PHD im Astrophysics, I reckon you'll have lots to contribute. I'll be looking forward to your posts.

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:14 AM
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Greetings

Greetings fellow earthlings!

So much forum reading to do and so little time.

I'm relatively new to astronomy and definately consider myself humble amongst so many seasoned enthusiasts!

I hope to learn and engage the brains trust within these pages and have fun along the way.

The best to you all.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:51 PM
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Hi Carlos. Enjoy your reading!
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Old 13-07-2012, 01:47 AM
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Hi Carlos and welcome.

Yep, there's plenty of reading here, that's for sure.

Perfect for those cloudy nights.

Cheers
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Old 16-07-2012, 05:24 PM
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part time PhD at UNSW - I still have a lot to learn, so don't expect too much!
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Old 17-07-2012, 11:22 AM
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part time PhD at UNSW - I still have a lot to learn, so don't expect too much!
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That's still heaps ahead of my high school stuff from 40 years ago.

Cheers
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Old 26-07-2012, 11:38 AM
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Hi everyone I'm a one-time astronomer who's moved on to the medical game instead. I'm primarily here because I would like to sell my old telescope (and I gather there is a buy and sell board) but I'll contribute what I can.
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Old 27-07-2012, 08:51 PM
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Hi, I've joined because my husband and I moved out of town to our little farm 8 months ago, and the skies are amazing! Looking to get some gear to take some photos, but also just to do a bit of star gazing
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Old 28-07-2012, 10:27 AM
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Lucky you Paula! Think of all of us still stuck under big city skyglow

Tell us more as you get your gear and put it into action.
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Old 29-07-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hi everyone,

Been lurking around reading for a while and finally decided to sign up.

I bought my 8" Dob earlier this year and been trying to learn and see as much as possible, with clouds of course attempting to stop me as much as possible

Looking forward to chatting
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Old 29-07-2012, 01:20 AM
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Hi Elle, great to have you onboard.

Hope you have a great time here at IIS.

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