Peak Star Party - Programme

PSP Friends

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Moon Phase

Moon phase
Phase:
Waning

Illuminated:
2%

Age:
28 days

Distance:
247,283 Miles

Time:
14:48:10 IST

Date:
22-10-2014

mod_psdn_moonphase by psdn.net

Radio Propagations


Solar X-rays:
Status
Geomagnetic field:
Status
D-Region Absorption
Prediction:
Status
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Programme

Programme for PSP2014

We have built on the experience we gained in the last three years to put on what we think is our best ever programme for 2014. We have a mix of practical demonstrations and talks, with telescope and imaging clinics and an under-cover Astroboot.

We have even agreed use of the main barn to 10pm for an astro quiz and films if the weather is not on our side!

Day visitors are welcome - tickets cost £5 per person on the gate. Please aim to arrive between the GATES OPEN and LAST ARRIVALS times to give the volunteers running PSP2014 a chance to enjoy themselves too!

Day Visitors

All members of public are welcome on Saturday 18 October. The entrance fee is £5 per person; this will gain access to all activities on Saturday day and through the night. Please note that, in the interest of safety and security, access to the camping fields is restricted for day visitors except by invitation of a resident astronomer.

Friday

Booked attendees only

Gates open 11:00; last arrivals 20:00; red light rules from 21:00

Catering from mid morning.

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Welcome Talk; H&S Brief  20:30 - 21:00  
Sky Tour OR What's Up?*  21:00 - 22:00  21:00 - 22:00

* either an outside tour of the sky or a "what's up" presentation in the barn depending on weather.

Saturday

Gates open for day visitors 10:00 - 14:00; red light rules from 19:30

Catering from 9am to 7pm; evening fish & chip supper (with alternatives) last service 7pm.

ActivityBarnMarqueeOutside
Help Build Radio Jove!
Rosliston Radio Astronomy (weather permitting)
    10:00 - 12:00
"Build a Telescope" Workshop (see Note 1) 10:30 - 12:00    
 
Astroboot Bring & Buy (see Note 2)   11:00 - 12:00  
Telescope Clinic & Solar Observing   From 12:00 From 12:00
UKAI Live   From 12:00 From 12:00
 
"Peak District Dark Skies"
Dr Dan Brown, PDDS
13:00 - 13:30    
"Astronomy Basics"
Stuart Davis, Stargazers Lounge
13:30 - 14:30    
"My Story"
Amber Hornsby
14:30 - 15:00    
"Cloudy with a Chance of Astronomy"
John Cotterill, Met Office
15:00 - 16:30    
"And here is the Weather ... from Space"
Dr Alan Wood, Nottingham Trent University
16:30 - 18:00    
 
RED LIGHT RULES FROM 19:30
 
Observing Groups, Buddying, etc.
(conditions permitting)
    From 19:30
Astronomy Quiz
(wet weather only; times approximate)
19:30 - 20:30    
Film
(wet weather only; times approximate)
20:30 - 22:00    
 
Orionids Meteor Watch
(conditions permitting)
    00:00 - 01:00

Sunday

Day Visitors by appointment only; red light rules from 19:30

Catering from 9am to 7pm; evening meal last service 7pm.

ActivityBarnMarqueeOutside
Bottle Rocket Dressing
(Informal)
 10:00 - 11:00    
Bottle Rocket Competition      11:00 - 13:00
Prize presentations and Raffle  13:00 - 14:00    
 
Practical Weather Obsering with John Cotterill     From 14:00
Telescope Clinic & Solar Observing     From 14:00
UKAI Live     From 14:00
 
RED LIGHT RULES FROM 19:30
 
Observing Groups, Buddying, etc.
(conditions permitting)
    From 19:30

exact timing may depend on the weather

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