Observatory manager for Darwen?

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Observatory manager for Darwen?

Post by rwilkinson » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:44 pm

Here's an enquiry which has come in via our Gmail:
Hello,
My name is Rob and I manage the lettings for Darwen Vale high School. We have recently had an enquiry from a group wanting to use the observatory and telescope. The telescope we have is very expensive and can only be used by someone with knowledge on telescopes, after speaking with the Science teacher there he advised to contact yourselves as the group would be happy to pay someone to come and help them use the telescope.

If this is something you would be interested in it would be great to discuss this further with you as we have a grerat facility to offer but we don’t have the expertise to utilise it as much as I would like.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Regards,
Rob.
If any of our Members are interested, we can pass on Rob's contact details.

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Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

Post by bbones » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:52 pm

Might be worth seeing what we can do to help, so perhaps a preliminary visit to see what they have and what skill level is needed to support the scope and usage.

I'm more than happy to go along is anyone else is interested?

Bill

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Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

Post by DRatledge » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:05 pm

Bill,
Brian and I were invited over a couple of years ago. It's domed observatory with an 8 inch SCT on a tripod - it's not fastened down so for group visits it can be taken outside. Did I mention it was located on a roof terrace?
They had a CCD camera which was not really practical so we advised selling it and a solar scope bought instead.

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Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

Post by bbones » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:32 pm

David

Thanks for the feed back, wonder why they have not got it sorted.

Thanks
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Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

Post by DRatledge » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:15 pm

I don't think there is anything needing sorting - they just need a minder.

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Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

Post by dean_kos » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:17 pm

Id be happy to give em a shout

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