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Astronomy Presentation - How to be a Better Observer

Friday 24 7.30pmMarch


Newchurch Pavilion

Watery Lane
(Opposite Amazon World/Thomson's Garden Centre)

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Astronomy Presentation - How to be a Better Observer


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Astronomy Talk: "How to be a Better Observer: maximising your time at the eyepiece" by John Slinn

Venue: The Pavilion, Watery Lane Newchurch, Isle of Wight (nearest postcode is PO36 0LX)

Date: Friday 24th March 2023 Time: 19:30-21:00

John introduces himself and his talk:

"I have been a visual observer for many years including going to any star parties, including the IOW event that took place in Brighstone before I caught the imaging bug around 2008."

"I was also proud to have been entered into 'Best Newcomer' in the Royal Observatory's annual imaging competition in 2010. A stint as general manager of an Astronomy shop followed before I moved to France in 2015. Moving to the Isle of Wight happened in 2017 but I continued my interest in Astronomy and joined the Vectis Astronomy Society [VAS]"

"I personally created the FB imaging group 'Disciples of the Dark Arts' [DDA] in 2009 which continues to thrive to this day. It gives advice and tips on the Astrophotography side of processing plus it gives a great platform for honest critique and praise Observing the skies at night has always been my interest and I have given several presentations including the 'How to be a better observer, maximising your time at the eyepiece' which I look forward to be giving to Vas members in March!"

About Vectis Astronomical Society: The Vectis Astronomical Society ( meets on the 4th Friday of every month, except for December. This event is open for non-members to attend. The speakers come from all over the country and give a presentation for around 45 minutes, with a chance for questions and answers afterwards. We have a suggested donation of £2.50 for non-members of VAS.

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