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by Dave Lillis
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 19431

Re: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015

Hi,
I'm sure all of you are keeping an eye on the weather forecasts, it looking bad up north, better the further south you go, so I'm still hoping we'll get to see something :)
by Dave Lillis
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Telescopes & Other Astro Gear
Topic: Solar filter for the 12 inch dob
Replies: 4
Views: 14381

Solar filter for the 12 inch dob

Hi guys, As some of you know, we made up a plan for the solar filter for the 12 inch dob. We got the solar film and I'm nearly finished putting the filter assembly together, I'm in the process of painting it to get it to match the rest of the scope. Also, it's put together in a way where it would be...
by Dave Lillis
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: observing Friday night 13th in lg?
Replies: 3
Views: 4687

Re: observing Friday night 13th in lg?

yip, its looking like saturday night is going to be one of those classic clear sky nights !!
by Dave Lillis
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing Saturday 14th at Lough Gur
Replies: 3
Views: 4937

Re: Observing Saturday 14th at Lough Gur

Looking great so far, packing up the scope, cant wait ! :)
by Dave Lillis
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 19431

Re: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015

I'll be at LG if the weather good, I'll travel if for some reason it's looking better further up north
by Dave Lillis
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: Cosmos 2015 - who's going
Replies: 5
Views: 5743

Re: Cosmos 2015 - who's going

Thanks, we'll see what the observing situation there is first, I might bring mine if it's worth the effort
by Dave Lillis
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 19431

Re: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015

Guys, I've had a good look at a close up map of this eclipse path, and guess what !!, the nearest part of Ireland to the eclipse track is not the giants cuaseway, malin head or west Donegal, its Belmullet in north west Co. Mayo! Its a very close call between it and the north west of Donegal. In othe...
by Dave Lillis
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: Cosmos 2015 - who's going
Replies: 5
Views: 5743

Re: Cosmos 2015 - who's going

I'm thinking about it, dunno know about sat night
by Dave Lillis
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: Spacefest 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 4230

Re: Spacefest 2016

As things stands right now, I wont be able to go, if that changes then I'll let you know.
by Dave Lillis
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: 2015 Galway Astrofest
Replies: 5
Views: 4686

Re: 2015 Galway Astrofest

No probs, your driving next year, I want my few pints ;)
A very good day indeed, we had a great turn out from SAC at it, it's great to see the enthusiasm on the up. :)
And I got to have a good chat with a long lost SAC member, it was great meeting Mike Murphy after all these years,
by Dave Lillis
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Free solar observing glasses for all club members
Replies: 5
Views: 5408

Re: Free solar observing glasses for all club members

if they have them ontime, and this is a maybe ...
by Dave Lillis
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Free solar observing glasses for all club members
Replies: 5
Views: 5408

Re: Free solar observing glasses for all club members

Each club is getting 100 glasses, I have to say I'm impressed with how ifas organised this one.
by Dave Lillis
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: General Posts
Topic: How to safely observe the upcoming solar eclipse safely
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

How to safely observe the upcoming solar eclipse safely

Hi,
IFAS has done up a 6 page pdf file detailing how to observe the eclipse safely,
Definitely worth a read if you're in doubt..

http://www.irishastronomy.org/images/Ho ... FAS%29.pdf