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Good luck to all for the 2011 contest.
Although I’m annual leave can’t make it … Liz wants the new house decorated before Xmas so I’ve a hill to climb, oh and I’ve MM1X to air!
Best of luck troops!
The Orionids peak occurs on 21/22 October 2011 just after the last quarter Moon (32%), with the Moon rising a little after midnight, just as the meteor shower radiant is gaining height. This year the peak is estimated at 21:00 UTC on October 21st.
Due to the position of the Moon when the radiant is gaining height at it’s peak the conditions of the Orionids aren’t that optimal.
Go to a high position one or two hours before the Moon rises and enjoy the ZHR rate of about 30 of this meteor shower. Enough to spend a good old night of excitement and counting.
TIMING: Go outside, find a dark spot and look north-east near the constelation of Orion for the Orionids radiant. The best time to view the Orionids is from around midnight to dawn. They are fast and sometimes bright with some trains. You should be able to see 30 streaks an hour or more during the peak.
The Orionids meteor shower is active from the 15th October to 29th October with fewer activity either side of the peak time.
After our recent “Morse Night” and the outcome that people want to learn CW I have now confirmed up dates for the CW Training between now and Christmas. If the interest is still running by then I will book more… Full information as follows:Location: Port Seton Resource Centre (Community Centre) – Resources Room 1 Time: 19:00 to 21:00 Dates: Monday — 14th November Monday — 21st November Monday – 28th November Monday — 5th December Monday — 12th December Monday – 19th December Your Need: Paper (recommend Maths paper lined in little boxes) Pencil or Pen or a Laptop
Look forwarding to seeing you all there.
The 2011 Annual Open Day and Rally will be held on the 23rd of October at:
The Volunteer Hall
St Johns Street
Doors open at 11.30am (Disabled access from 11.15am) NOTE CHANGE OF OPENING TIME
Admission will be £2.50.
Bring and Buy