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Britbuild
05-10-2005, 07:58 PM
Does anyone know if there any astronomy clubs in the area. I am a keen amateur and brought with me (from the UK) a huge telescope to make the best of the clear spanish nights, and my large roof terrace.

It is however a very lonely pastime on your own, so I was hoping that there might be a club in the area.

If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

Graham

Glynne
10-08-2005, 03:50 PM
Hello Graham


I too brought out a Meade 125mm telescope with a view to start stargazing, but it is still in it's original packing case, never opened, (after 2 years)

My wife and I are due to move to Spain for good about May/June next year and I hope to start with the telescope thefollowing winter.

I am a COMPLETE novice re astronomy and would welcome any advice and encouragement you can offer.

We too have a property in the El Galan/Blue Lagoon area, so we are not amillion miles away from each other (when we are in Spain that is!!)

look forward to hearing from you

Regards

Glynne

Spanishfly
11-26-2008, 12:41 AM
This is now an old thread, but there is a group of us amateur astronomers who meet once a month. Reply if interested.

chas
11-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Hi Spanish fly,
I would be interested in coming along to one of your group meets although I am only visiting Torre a few times a year at the moment, it will be another 3 years before we are out there permanantly.
I have been interested for many years and use a small newtonion and binox.
Chas

Drewth
11-27-2008, 12:15 PM
This is now an old thread, but there is a group of us amateur astronomers who meet once a month. Reply if interested.

I have only this morning been reading about Orion and Betelgeuse. This is as a result of seeing two bright 'stars' in the low evening sky southerly direction and trying to identify them. Any ideas ?

Where and when does the astronomy group meet please ? I would be very interested. I live inland from Orihuela Costa.

Thanks

chas
11-27-2008, 12:44 PM
you are probably seeing Venus and Jupiter, Both quite bright in the south / southwest shortly after sunset. Jupiter will be the upermost of the two and at the moment appear quite close together. If you watch over a few days Venus will appear to swing around and rise above and away from Jupiter.
Chas

Drewth
11-27-2008, 03:53 PM
you are probably seeing Venus and Jupiter, Both quite bright in the south / southwest shortly after sunset. Jupiter will be the upermost of the two and at the moment appear quite close together. If you watch over a few days Venus will appear to swing around and rise above and away from Jupiter.
Chas

Many thanks for that. Hopefully we'll hear soon about the astronomy club venue/dates. I'm new to astronomy but very interested and thinking about going down to Dos Mares bookshop and buying a book on it if they do such a thing.

chas
11-27-2008, 04:49 PM
No problem, I'm looking forward to the info too.
To learn the stars etc there is loads on the net, including some free plantarium downloads. Just Google away.
Chas

R2D2
12-02-2008, 05:49 PM
There is a local (Torrevieja) branch of the U3A. At the moment there is no astronomy group, but there is no reason why one could not be formed if enough people were interested. Might be worth thinking about. Not allowed to put a link to the website on here but a Google search for Torrevieja and U3A should take you there.

Fenderman
12-03-2008, 10:01 AM
I would like to re start my astronomy interest. I brought my telescpoe from UK, it is very old but still works ok. I will keep a look out for this.

Marsden Rock
12-04-2008, 10:24 AM
Hi All, I also brought my telescope from the UK, 7 years ago but only use it now & then. Anyone here know where i can get my 8 inch primary mirror
( reflector )
re-coated locally,Torrevieja-Alicante area, any advice would be helpful ( tried cleaning but too many marks etc )

jimlafinca
12-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Have you guys seen Microsoft's WWT? Astronomy without the telescope - probably not as good as the real thing - but it blew me away. The guided tours are incredible.

WorldWide Telescope (http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx)

Marsden Rock
12-22-2008, 09:55 AM
Mirror re-coat

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Hi All, I also brought my telescope from the UK, 7 years ago but only use it now & then. Anyone here know where i can get my 8 inch primary mirror
( reflector )
re-coated locally,Torrevieja-Alicante area, any advice would be helpful ( tried cleaning but too many marks etc )

carman
12-22-2008, 09:19 PM
Have you guys seen Microsoft's WWT? Astronomy without the telescope - probably not as good as the real thing - but it blew me away. The guided tours are incredible.

WorldWide Telescope (http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx)always dubious about downloading unknown sites ,is it ok?

cheers Mick

PeterW
02-05-2009, 09:59 AM
There is a small local astronomy group, we meet once a month. Next meeting is an observing evening at El Rancho restaurant, 7 pm Wed 11 Feb ยด09. All welcome, bring your telescope.

Marsden Rock
02-10-2009, 09:02 AM
Thanks for the invitation, sorry can't make it, however still need any information on:-

"Reflector Mirror re-coating ?
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Hi All, I also brought my telescope from the UK, 7 years ago but only use it now & then. Anyone here know where i can get my 8 inch primary mirror
( reflector )
re-coated locally,Torrevieja-Alicante area, any advice would be helpful ( tried cleaning but too many marks etc )

PeterW
02-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Well, it appears that NONE of the people who were seeking an astronomy club can actually make the effort to attend one.
I will not appear here again.

Rob1305
04-02-2009, 05:37 PM
This is not my thing but saw an article in The Inland Magazine (http://www.timspain.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=180:welcome&catid=39:content-rotator) (page 34) which you guys might find interesting...........