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Stargazing Live is back! - First, welcome to our new members! We're now at 220 of you and the bigger we are, the easier it is to create events worth organising a group for, and of course the more people to learn and share between so its good to see the numbers still growing. We John G Mar 18, 2015 3:36 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] The stars are out! - Just in case, if anyone wants to join me on Streatham common for stargazing, I will be there in a while. Let me know in advance on[masked] if you want to join us. If not no worries, but if you do, Please let me know wit John G Mar 4, 2015 8:13 PM
The stars are out! - The weather has returned to being ever so slightly more predictable this week and while I wasn't able to organise anything tonight, I might be interested in tomorrow (Wednesday) for a meet. We do have a lot going on the next John G Mar 3, 2015 8:20 PM
Happy Christmas/holiday season and clear skies to you all! - All, Hope your festive season is going well. If you received any new astronomy equipment I hope you are starting to enjoy it, if you need any help then do make use of our message board or other astronomy groups or local shop experts. There are John G Dec 27, 2014 11:48 PM
Lets hunt some Gemini's meteors (shooting stars) tomorrow (Sunday, if weather ok) - Let's go meteor watching tomorrow (assuming sky at least a little clear) - its the bright Geminids, one of the biggest showers of the year. I've picked the location (Streatham Common) and set it for 7.45 Sunday evening. For more details, see the f John G Dec 13, 2014 11:55 AM
Clear night and full moon - Unfortunately those two things (from this email's subject) combine to make it hard to see many stars and deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae, and I'm otherwise busy tonight so I can't plan a moon-watching or stargazing event, but don't let me st John G Dec 6, 2014 5:03 PM
New Meetup: Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (other group) - Announcing a new Meetup for SW London Stargazers! What : ">Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (other group) When : Monday John G Oct 25, 2014 5:58 PM
Sunday clear evening likely? - After being unsure and mixed forecasts when comparing for tomorrow, it seems we might get some ok skies tomorrow for viewing. Unfortunately I've come down with a cold, so don't feel ready to stand outside for periods or organise an event, but i John G Sep 7, 2014 12:45 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Some Clear Skies, Streatham Common Stargazing - It seems tonight's meet in Streatham is not to be, I'm writing in case anyone was considering turning up at the last minute. Next time then - don't forget the social at the Weekend.   John G Sep 4, 2014 6:08 PM
Moon/Saturn conjunction tonight - Hi all, especially to our newer members. The moon is in conjunction tonight with Saturn and it might well be clear enough to see - attached image (if it survives the meet up list forwarding) demonstrates relative positions. John G Aug 31, 2014 6:11 PM
Clarifying: (Wednesday) Clear Skies, Local Streatham Common - I was a bit lazy copying this event and so to avoid confusion from some of the description, it's date was right and I've updated the text to be clear. It's Wednesday... Apologies if you misread. John. John G Jul 22, 2014 8:28 PM
Clear Tonight - In case you hadn't been checking, tonight seems like a really clear sky for stargazing. Of course it still gets dark late, and not all that dark either really. We are only just after solstice after all. I'd love to do some more meets during the John G Jul 1, 2014 10:40 PM
Sunny side down stargazing - So its sunny for once! Hurrah. While the stormy weather more recently made it impractical to organise anything (the couple of evenings where it cleared up quite late on weren't really suitable for a casual mid-week meet), it seems we might have a chanc John G May 16, 2014 6:09 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Ah. The short notice again. Other people need to get in there faster than me and suggest one earlier if things like this are to happen that people can plan for better. I have one guy with a car in Tooting say he's up for meeting up. John G Apr 9, 2014 7:20 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Hi Lawrence.  I've also got  15 x70 binoculars.  Tooting common might be closer and I've had a small meet there a while ago with a couple turning up. Skies don't look too bad now. Are you experienced? John G Apr 9, 2014 7:15 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Grr! Too short notice. Would have to travel for ages to get my kit and bring it down to SW??. John M. Apr 9, 2014 6:37 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Laurence Apr 9, 2014 5:01 PM
Mars tonight? - It may be clear night again tonight. was quite good last night but I was left wishing I had a scope! Its late notice but does anyone feel in the mood to stargaze? Where?   John G. (organiser) John G Apr 9, 2014 3:58 PM
Recommendation for a pocket sized guide - Hi guys, can anyone recommend a good pocket sized guide to the night sky? Ross +44 [masked] [address removed] Ross H. Apr 2, 2014 11:37 AM
Lunar eclipse (but early morning) - In case anyone gets up early or is ready to, there's a full lunar eclipse we'll be able to see the start of in London coming up in April (15th), starting at 4.55am. This is where the Earth eclipses the Moon (if you were between the Sun and the Earth, t John G Mar 31, 2014 2:28 PM
Astronomy week events in London, Guildford - Hi all, an update about some other events going on this week I thought you might appreciate to know about (if you didn't already from following others), as part of/related to Astronomy Week. Tomorrow, Saturday 8 March, Flamsteed astronomy socie John G Mar 7, 2014 8:20 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies - PS the moon's already visible, and only a tiny sliver lit and binoculars always make the moon look much more interesting; plus it won't get in our way with too much light as it gets darker :) John. John G Feb 2, 2014 4:57 PM
Clear skies - The weather said this afternoon would be clear but I wasn't sure whether to believe it. I think I read it wouldn't stay as nice later, but it does look hopeful. If I wasn't so busy at home I'd love to organise a social/see what happens regarding weathe John G Feb 2, 2014 4:50 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Photography-walk competition, BtS access to observatories (Hampshire, others) - All, I hope we can, Grandecamala! :) I really need to set up (maybe I can program one myself, as a software/web developer) a twitter-based or similar notifier for good clear sky evenings (or good chance of) 2 or 3 evenings ahead John G Jan 29, 2014 1:01 PM
R: [swl-stargazers] Photography-walk competition, BtS access to observatories (Hampshire, others) - Are we planning to gaze at this supernova? and Jupiter as well? Cheers luigi grandecamala Jan 28, 2014 7:52 PM
Photography-walk competition, BtS access to observatories (Hampshire, others) - Hi, it's a while since I've shared/set up much for the group and the clear skies last night (if I wasn't so busy/tired) inspired me a bit. Was anyone out looking for the new student-discovered supernova in binoculars (or &# John G Jan 28, 2014 4:27 PM
Clear skies and bbc stargazing - We've got grest clear skies tonight so if you're not out with us (I just got here) at the Baker Street group meet in Regent's Park or wrapped up warm to watch BBC Stargazing Live at 8.00 (BBC2) then why not take a peek outside with any tools you have, John G Jan 9, 2014 8:14 PM
Happy Christmas stargazing! - Hope you're all having an enjoyable Christmas/holiday season. The weather obviously hasn't been great for astronomy here in UK, though I unintentionally woke at 4am this morning and it was wonderfully clear, and tonight (now, even) seems quite good and John G Dec 25, 2013 5:57 PM
Update and - Hi all, welcome to our newer members too. The sky looks fairly clear tonight, but of course there's going to be some big bangs and flashes too around London with the fireworks. This week is the Regent's Park meet that I usually get to and expec John G Nov 2, 2013 8:12 PM
Moon eclipse and the BBC - This Friday (18 October) there is a "penumbral" eclipse of the moon, which can only occur at full moon when the sun,moon and earth are closely aligned. The BBC are filming their " Moore Moon Marathon programme " to coincide with it (wea John G Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
Clear night tonight and welcome to new members - Welcome to our new members since my last email to you all (they're very occasional so don't worry, you won't be regularly spammed in this group!). Tonight looks like being a very clear night and while it's probably a bit too late to organise mu John G Sep 23, 2013 7:28 PM
Is the weather teasing us? - Having just postponed the meet for tomorrow (albeit with noone left coming), the sky right now is amazingly cloud-free in central London right now. I expect its too last-minute to organise anything, and I'm busy for a couple more hours still anyway. Bu John G May 15, 2013 8:58 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies tonight! - ** Tonight! ** Again today and tonight the weather has smiled on us. While I'm ending up with quite a late dinner, I'm thinking I might well wander to Tooting/Streatham Common this evening later on with my binoculars John G Apr 20, 2013 8:39 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies tonight! - Yes, the sky is great tonight, I'm going out for a short while. Saturday's forecast is promising too. I'm considering going out to the edge of London at the North end of the Piccadilly line to reduce light pollution. There is a Gabor Apr 18, 2013 9:08 PM
Clear skies tonight! - Well its been a busy week for me, and some of us were at the 150-turnout regent's park meet last night with a mix of cloud and clear patches in the sky. But tonight is so clear, I'll have my binoculars out for sure; if you're free tonight then John G Apr 18, 2013 8:57 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear Skies - Ronald (and to others from the group - note: replies go to the mailing list for everyone who chose/defaulted to be on it), Thanks for the suggestion. At the moment I have no plan to extend the group to cove John G Apr 3, 2013 12:42 AM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Clear Skies - Hey, Maybe you could rename the group Lon Ronald G. Apr 2, 2013 7:45 PM
Clear Skies - After last nights clear skies (about 90% I'd say), its a shame noone's ready to meet up; but why not pop out anyway and find the darkest spot near you where you feel safe. Even from your window can be useful. If you're not doing anything else, John G Apr 2, 2013 7:10 PM
New Meetup: Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (3rd-party hosted) - Announcing a new Meetup for SW London Stargazers! What : Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (3rd-party hosted) When : Wednesday, March 13, 2 John G Mar 12, 2013 9:49 AM
Comets - We're doing very well for big rocks in our little patch of the solar system this year! After the Russian hit and the near-pass of 2012DA14 on the same day in February, this month we have a fainter one in the Western skies shortly after sunset, John G Mar 8, 2013 6:12 PM
Asteroid 2012DA14 - visible tonight in binoculars/scope - There's been a little fuss in the media recently over the various comets and asteroids that'll be coming our way in 2013.   Well, the first noticable one is made newsworthy because its coming very close to us (in solar system terms, bu John G Feb 15, 2013 6:14 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Jupiter conjunction with our moon tonight, andCLEAR SKIES! - Hello! I've just had a look through my rather old binoculars: though I couldn't identify Sophie Jan 21, 2013 11:37 PM
Jupiter conjunction with our moon tonight, and CLEAR SKIES! - After so many cloudy nights, the sky has cleared for tonight's conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter - at 3am they get the closest, but they're very close already. If you've never identified or seen Jupiter before, take a look out at the clear da John G Jan 21, 2013 9:52 PM
New Year, New Stargazers - Happy new year to you all! This year of astronomy is already well under way, with more Curiosity rover science on Mars, new exoplanets discovered (planets outside our solar system, ie mostly around other stars) and statistical analyses of exist John G Jan 9, 2013 3:20 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] On the off-chance... Baker Street Astro group meeting tonight in Regent's Park - Sorry, folks, since it appears to be cloudy all day, I shall go to my dance class tonight. I hope the weather improves for you. Don't wait for me! Liz V. Nov 15, 2012 9:14 AM
Re: [swl-stargazers] On the off-chance... Baker Street Astro group meeting tonight in Regent's Park - I went to Regent's Park. Amazing. Lots of various types of 'scopes. Saw a cluster and four moons of Jupiter. Wolly hat saved me this time around so John M. Nov 14, 2012 11:38 PM
On the off-chance... Baker Street Astro group meeting tonight in Regent's Park - Tonight in Regent's Park, another London astro group has their regular meet; search "baker street irregular astronomers" on facebook. I've mentioned them before and go along myself fairly regularly but am doing other things tonight though there's a cha John G Nov 14, 2012 3:44 PM
Tonight's clear skies and great Jupiter position - You'll find, if its not too late for you already, that the clear skies tonight have done a great job of showing up Jupiter as the bright star-like point just to the left of the moon. The brightest thing fairly near it, that's the one! Brighter than mos John G Nov 1, 2012 9:49 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies - Hi John, thanks for the email and congratulations on your w Sue C. Apr 2, 2012 7:13 PM
Clear skies - Hi all, in particular to our new members! I know I've been quiet for some time as the organiser of the group, but I've been away getting married and all the preparations before it used up all my spare time. So hi again and welcome to the new me John G Mar 31, 2012 8:06 PM
Tonights skies should stay fairly clear; + help our upcoming meets take form - Last night was pretty clear, tonight looks good too; I may well be popping out to Tooting common later (or just to my local alley away from streetlights). If you're around and have some time you might enjoy a look either outside or through any suitable John G Sep 25, 2011 8:03 PM
quite a clear night - All those winds seemed to blow most of the cloud away, so its not bad viewing tonight. The moon's bright and nearly full so not quite ideal for stars, but the moon in binoculars or suitable exposure on a camera you can control it on is good and telesco John G Sep 12, 2011 8:41 PM
Fantastic clear sky - Even if you're not coming/came to our meet tonight, do pop out and see just how cloud free the skies are at the moment. Or even through a window (pref. open). So much to see.. John, SW London Stargazers. Where do you want to have John G Sep 1, 2011 9:06 PM
Clear skies? - Although I haven't scheduled a meetup til late this month due to how busy I am, I couldn't resist saying hi to you all, new members included and wonder if you've noticed any of the clearer skies on the latter half of this week. I John G Aug 6, 2011 10:21 PM

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