Saturday, 8 November 2014

Booked in for AstroCamp 2014.

Since coming back from holidays, everything's been a bit of a whirlwind and since the last astro blog entry, excitement has been mounting for the coming months of dark winter nights.  I've been told that I'm weird and odd by several people over the Summer because I've been looking forward to the dark winter nights.  I expect I'm not the only amateur observer that's been told the same thing.
So, with the credit card straining under the pressure of holiday spend, it's taking a huge amount of restraint not to go off on one and spend on loads of new astro kit for this winter.
Nevertheless, I now have something astro related to look forward to.  I've just booked in for AstroCamp in May 2015.
I've been to an SGL star party as a visitor for a single night as the venue for that isn't very far away, but this will be my first full on star party.  It's being held on a campsite in the village of Cwmdu, near Brecon in South Wales, and I can't wait.  I am also keeping an eye out for the dates and bookings to open for SGL 10, the star party organised by the people who run the Stargazers Lounge astronomy forum.  Fingers crossed, I will be able to get to that one too.
In 6 months time, I'll be pitched up in Cwmdu with a bunch of other like-minded people.  The question is, will I have actually purchased my next scope by then?  I hope so.  The Dob. brigade is beckoning, and aperture fever is rife!  The credit card needs to be relieved of some strain before then though.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you get some clear nights. At least they are guaranteed to be dark nights :-)

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