Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

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Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by starfinder » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:15 pm

There'll be an astronomy stars observing session at the Dempsey area (off Holland Road):

Stars & Telescopes @ Dempsey
Date: Sat 2 March 2019
Time: 7.00pm till late

(weather permitting)

Venue: Large field in Dempsey area (off Holland Road). Google maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/gtBpm

From the field, there is no obstruction above 20° all round, except for two antenna towers nearby. Few local lights. Short grass, flat ground. But bring repellent as with all open areas. Nearest toilets in Dempsey restaurant areas.

This is an informal observing session get together.

Bring your telescopes, etc.! Open to all who are interested in the wonders of the night sky, all ages.
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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by Airconvent » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:44 pm

Cool, Gavin. Let's hope the skies are clear! :)
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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by rcj » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:49 pm

onz! will try to bring the rare refractor.
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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by starfinder » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:48 am

Great, Remus! I'll likely bring my 12.5" dob. Need to exercise its legs.

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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by mrthomasyip » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 am

For those whom coming by public transport may take the following bus,

7, 75, 77, 105,106, 123, 174

Alight at Bus Stop B01 along Holland Road.

Once alighted, walk up the staircase of the overhead bridge, halfway up along the stairs, there is a foot path, get out from the stairs and follow the path all the way....you will end your path along Harding Road. Cross the road and began to get up the slope and you will reach the observation site.
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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by rcj » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:22 pm

packing up and getting ready. so we should have an Obsession, two AP Stowaways new gens, C9.25, AP and Tak refractors, etc... what else?
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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by rcj » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:53 am

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What a wonderful stargazing evening we had! This is like a once-in-ten-years group pic (still not all in this photo) of the SINGASTRO community! Even though we had last than perfect skies, astro-friends that turned up spans decades of friendship (youngest being born in 1999)! So nice to see everyone again, ya’ll still look great! it felt like school days again too! The two Stowaways were amazing! Great to look through the Obsession again, and so many other scopes, 150mm refractor, the Starfinder, 6” maksutov, borg107fl, and many more! Also glad my first light star test with the AP140 did well. Whew. Looking forward to seeing u all and those who missed this, in Marina Bay Sands event this July next!

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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by Airconvent » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:15 pm

Thanks to Gavin and all for organising the event and to Remus for sharing some of the photos too ! Managed to meet up quite a few old faces. Here are some of the photos.

Here are some more :

ImageDSC01068 by Kia Club, on Flickr

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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by Airconvent » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:36 pm

ImageDSC01053 by Kia Club, on Flickr

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Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Post by VinSnr » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:48 am

wow.....what have I missed!

Inspiring... I need to brush all the dust off my scopes and give them some starlight once again.....

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