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anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby astroboy » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:37 pm

Hi everybody

Amateur astronomy is a very popular and well known hobby gathering more and more enthusiasts every day. I have put together a website, trying to gather all Cypriots and/or Cyprus residents of other nationalities and create an online "community" around this hobby. In the website you can find all the information you need to learn more about astronomy and by registering (free) you may share your thoughts/experiences/advice/questions with the other members.

If you have ever wondered whats going on above our heads, or what do astronomers look for through the telescopes, im sure a browse through AstroCyprus will answer many of your questions. Hope to see you there.

Click to visit
http://www.astrocyprus.net

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Postby theresa » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:28 pm

My friends have a powerful telescope - but dont speak Greek, shame!! They would have joined this like a shot!
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Postby astroboy » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:10 pm

Tess, the site will soon have an english speaking section so please let ur friends know, and also if you are kind enough to pass them my email adress to contact me if they want to meet for a star party its:
agapiose@cytanet.com.cy

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Postby souroul » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:55 pm

i had the chance to visit hubble observatory or whatever it was in arizona (couple hours from where i live) but i was too lazy to hop on the bus, hehe. took a total of 4 astronomy classes though, i liked them.
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Postby astroboy » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:24 am

We are going to have a star-party next Saturday (29th of July) if anyone wants to join. Just email or pm me for info...
Also September 7th there will be an Eclipse of the Moon visible from Cyprus, again we will have an event for this...
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Postby Sotos » Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:31 am

We are going to have a star-party next Saturday

And what is going on at "star-parties"? :?:
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Postby andri_cy » Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:45 am

I will take a wild guess and say people get together and look at stars and moons and all that through telescopes...
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Postby astroboy » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:32 am

exactly... we gt together in a "remote" place, preferably at agia marina xiliatos, were the sky is dark and we set up telescopes and look at the stars, galaxies, nebulas, planets and many more.. how about u join us? its gonna be an experience!
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Postby andri_cy » Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:23 pm

I am in the US. I wish I could. Have extra fun for me!
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Postby epage » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:52 pm

I'm not sure if anyone else saw this, but on Thursday night around 11:30pm a bunch of us (including my forces partner) were sitting in an outdoor pub in Oroklini when all the sudden an extremely bright flash of light shot across the sky over the hill.. My partner and I immediately stood up and looked at one another with confusion.. With all that's happening next door in Isreal and Lebanon we honestly didn't know what it was.. If it was a shooting star, it was the biggest and brightest one i've ever seen in my life.. anyone else see this??
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