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Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th)

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:59 pm
by AndyExton
Details have now been released for the 15th annual "Starfest" starcamp organised by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society. The 3 day event takes place in Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire between Friday 14th and Sunday 16th August. Astronomers from across the UK attend this event to take advantage of the dark skies in the North York Moors National Park and the forest has recently been awarded "Milky Way class" of the Dark Sky Discovery status.

For those who have not attended Dalby previously, please note the facilities are basic! Its all about the quality of the skies.

Guest speakers confirmed for the weekend:
Stuart Atkinson (Eddington AS) - "Our Place in the Universe"
John Nichol (Nichol Optics)- "Telescope Disasters"
Juergen Schmoll (Cleveland & Darlington AS) - Title TBC

More information and a booking form can be downloaded from the Scarborough & Ryedale AS website (http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.uk/saras/starfest/starfest-2015/).

The society can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. To avoid confusion with other events using the name Starfest, we have opted for an official hashtag for this years event of #DalbyStarfest15.

Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th)

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:29 pm
by carastro
Possibility I might be up that way (I live in Kent) for other reasons around that time. But what do you mean by basic?

Are there:
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Electric hook up ?
Washing up facilities ?

Just to get some idea of what you mean by basic.

Carole

Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th)

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:48 pm
by galileo
'telescope disasters' sounds interesting :))
Does it mean like dropping your reflector down the stairs ?

Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th)

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:18 am
by alanp
Are there:
Toilets ? - Yes, portaloos
Showers ? - No
Electric hook up ? -No
Washing up facilities ? - No

But there are very good skies!


Regards, AlanP

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Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th)

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:02 pm
by carastro
OK thanks. I am dependent on electric hook up, so will have to forego this one.

Carole

Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:13 pm
by AndyExton
Still a few pitches remaining....booking open until the end of July.
Book soon if you are interested as it will be a first come, first served as we have a maximum number of pitches to adhere to.