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#1 Tel

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Hi UK Nexstar CNers,

I hope our moderators will tolerate this post but in view of it relating to another annual reunion of UK Nexstar CNers, I'm hoping they will permit what might possibly be considered an off-forum topic.

Selfishly, I admit: but I merely think that by this means, I might reach all that have already signified their intent to attend the IAS on Saturday the 18th May at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, (and perhaps even a few more), and save myself the task of communicating with everyone individually !

This therefore is addressed to the following Nexstar CNers whom I understand will be, or will likely be, at the Show on Saturday 18th May; these being in alphabetical order:

Chris J., Haytor (with son Chad), Mushroom Bill, Old Timer, Peter9, Stevoid, (possibly with Mark and Keith) ?

The doors open at 9:00am but in order to allow all to arrive, may I propose we meet at 11:00am for a handshake and brief chat by the "Star Dome Planetarium" stand, (Stand 50), just to the left of the main entrance ?

In case anyone is unaware, there is a plan of the exhibition layout published in the May edition of the "Sky at Night " magazine. No doubt it can equally be accessed via the "Sky at Night" website.

I hope this meets with your approval and I look forward to meeting up with you guys, some for the first time in which case, I'm sure we'd still have no difficulty whatsoever in recognising each other !

If, however, anyone has an alternative plan, I am of course happy to comply. Otherwise, may I ask you guys to "give it the nod" ?

Best regards and I hope to see you all there !
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

Sorry I can't make it this year, but I'm sure to be there in spirit(s) at the pub over pints! Cheerio lads and enjoy the show. :thewave:

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:35 AM

I along with my son Chad will be attending, very much looking forward to meeting up with Tel and Andy,(Mushroom bill ) once again, also looking forward to meeting up with all the mentioned CN`ers above that Tel mentioned. This being the first major show in the midlands, to hopefully compete with the London Astrofest, will hopefully be a great success so that it will continue year in year out, it makes perfect sense to me to have such an event in the midlands, as its more central to the entire UK.

BTW Tel.i and Chad will most likely arrive between 9 and 9.30 AM, this event as you know, is quite close to me at about 35 miles away, :jump:, so the journey for me will be much easier than traveling to the usual London event.

Regards,

Tom.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

Hi Tel,

I will be attending the show as planned. Like Tom and Chad, I will be there a little earlier than 11.00am, hopefully between 09.30 to 10.00am. By this, I hope to avoid the build up of traffic around mid morning.
I will be at stand 50 at the appointed time to meet and greet everyone.

Regards. Peter.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:46 AM

Hi Peter, good to hear you confirm you will be attending the fest, look forward to meeting you at last, i dare say Tel and Andy will arrive earlier than the 11 am time set, for a meet up at the said stand just inside the entrance,but just incase we miss or dont recognise each other, than stand 50 is the ideal place to meet up at the specified time. :waytogo:

best regards,

Tom.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:11 AM

dont recognise each other


How will we know who's who? What's the sign?

Red carnations?
A copy of Astronomy Now under one arm?
A sticker saying "My other scope is a Nexstar"?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:54 AM

dont recognise each other


How will we know who's who? What's the sign?

Red carnations?
A copy of Astronomy Now under one arm?
A sticker saying "My other scope is a Nexstar"?

:jump:


Puts me in mind of the "Rob Wilton" joke. He was telling his wife he'd joined the Home Guard in case Hitler invaded.

"How will you know it's Hitler" she enquired,

"We'll, I've got a tongue in my head haven't I" he replied :roflmao:

Regards. Peter.

P. S. not that I remember Rob Wilton. My mum told me about him :grin:

Peter.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:52 AM

Sounds fun.

Please do be sure and include a group photo if yall can. Hope all is well cross the pond.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

Tel,

Once your Nexstar group checks in, I could move this thread to the Star Party forum where you might get a couple of other CN members from your side of the pond. Let me know.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

Hi Steve,

That's very kind of you and a good idea.

Yes, I'd certainly welcome any other CNers joining us for a quick hello, handshake and a chat before naturally dispersing to spend money, and I'm sure I speak for those whom I do know will be there on the day !

May I therefore suggest that you leave the above open on this forum, say, until this Saturday evening and then please transfer it to the further reaching Star Party forum ?

Many thanks and best regards,
Tel

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

I'm not a 'regular' on this forum (more the sketching) but I plan to be at the show so I'll be sure to meet and greet you guys as I have had much sage advice from you all. My main concern is whether I'll be allowed the credit card for the day!

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

Hi Chris,

You are most welcome and we look forward to meeting you by Stand 50 at 11:00am on Saturday 18th. :bow:

As far as your "flexible friend" is concerned though, you can tell your worried "donor for the day" in all honesty, that credit cards are not accepted at the ticket kiosk at the entrance !

(It's absolutely true, it's in the programme) ! :question:

Acceptance when inside the door, is, however,........................ :help:

It'll be good to see you there ! :bow:

Best regards,
Tel

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:28 AM

Many thanks for all responses, guys !

It's a pity we won't be seeing James or Smitty in England this year but we'll no doubt force a pint down while thinking of James and try to provide a few "Astro-snaps" for Smitty to muse over. Thanks you two for your well wishes ! :bow::bow:

Please note that if anyone does wish to respond further to this thread, it will be moved, as our moderator Steve, (Watermaster) has kindly volunteered to do, (see above), to the Star Party forum as of later today.

Looking forward to seeing y'all there ! (Did I actually say "y'all" ?....... (must be catching) ! :rofl2:

Best regards,
Tel :gramps:

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:21 AM

"{Looking forward to seeing y'all there ! (Did I actually say "y'all" ?....... (must be catching) !"

We don't say y'all in Queens it's more like "yuse guyz" :lol: :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

It IS Catchy.... Just need to develop a southern drawl now..

:lol: :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

Many would say I've already got one, Matt !

For example, a simple "Yes", over here where I live 14 miles south of the city of Oxford: (that seat of unquestionable learning): translates to a poetic,.... "Aaaaarh" ! :rofl2:

Never believe therefore, anything you might hear from anyone who claims to speak Oxford English ! :graduate:

Best regards to you and to James !
Tel :gramps:

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:28 AM

Hi Folks,

Just to close this one out.

It looks as if those who will be attending the IAS on Saturday will number the following:

Tom, (Haytor) plus Tom's son Chad:
Andy, (Mushroom Bill):
Peter: (Peter 9):
Tony, (Old Timer):
Chris J:(Chris J from Devon):
Chris: (cpl43uk from Bristol):
Myself:

Unfortunately, Stevoid, Mark and Keith whom some of us know after making their acquaintance at the London Astrofest several years running, will not be there on Saturday. They are attending tomorrow.

Have a good time fellahs ! :waytogo:

Otherwise, I hope we can all find each other around 11:00am near to Stand 50 just inside the main entrance to the Exhibition Centre.

If it's any aid. I'll be the one wearing the dark blue/black Royal Observatory Greenwich baseball cap with the shape of the Draco constellation on the front, under which will be standing a 5'4", tubby 69 year old !

See you there ! :bow::bow:

Best regards,
Tel

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

Many thanks Tel for letting us know who is going and who sadly wont be there on the day,i remember meeting Stevoid Mark and Keith at the London astrofest last year, have a great time guy`s on Friday.

Very much looking forward to meeting up with all of you chaps on Saturday :waytogo:, as is my son Chad.

best wishes,

Tom.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:25 AM

I'll be the one wearing the dark blue/black Royal Observatory Greenwich baseball cap with the shape of the Draco constellation on the front, under which will be standing a 5'4", tubby 69 year old !



I'll look out for you. :lol:

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

:funny:

You wont have to look too hard Andy, he should be sitting next to you in the car, if not, then you left him behind. :rofl2:

regards,

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:55 AM

I think he should wear the Atik hat. It may lead to further discount!!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:14 AM

Now there's a thought, :idea: bearing in mind my possible purchasing intentions !

Best regards,
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

You should recognize me easily enough then. I'll be the one NOT wearing a baseball cap with the shape of Draco on the front. :rofl5:

See you all Saturday.

Regards. Peter.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

Look forward to seeing you there Peter, bring your wallet or flexible friend with you, i need some stuff :rofl5: :rofl2:

regards,

Tom

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

Look forward to seeing you there Peter, bring your wallet or flexible friend with you, i need some stuff :rofl5: :rofl2:

regards,

Tom


You do realise you are speaking to a Yorkshire man. There are moths that have been in my wallet for the passed 3 months that have not had a chance to learn to fly yet. :grin: I was once arrested for breaking into a 5 pound note. :roflmao:

Regards. Peter.






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