Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Weekend

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Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Weekend

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Details have now been released for the 14th annual "Starfest" starcamp organised by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society. The 3 day event takes place in Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th August (Bank Holiday Weekend). Astronomers from across the UK attend this event to take advantage of the dark skies in the North York Moors National Park and the forest was awarded "Milky Way class" of the Dark Sky Discovery status in January 2013.

For those who have not attended Dalby previously, please note the facilities are basic! Its all about the quality of the skies.

Guest speakers for the weekend will be announced in due course as they are confirmed.
More information and a booking form can be downloaded from the Scarborough & Ryedale AS website (http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.u ... fest-2014/).

The society can also be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ScarboroughRye ... calSociety) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/scarbastro). To avoid confusion with other events using the name Starfest, we have opted for an offical hashtag for this years event of #DalbyStarfest14.

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Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Week

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Quick update on Dalby Starfest 14. Bookings continue to arrive regularly so the event is gradually filling up and still around 3 months to go.

Confirmed guest speakers....
Stuart Atkinson (Eddington AS) - "A Tourist Guide to the Solar System"
Paul Money - "The Gems of Scorpius and Sagittarius"

Confirmed vendors.....
Grovers of Northallerton.

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Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Week

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Just a quick update....as of last weekend only 14 pitches remained unsold. If you are thinking of booking we advise you do ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Week

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8 pitches remaining as of yesterday. Less than 6 weeks till the camp :)

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We have had a re-jig of the site plan after selling those available and have been able to include a few extra pitches. As it stands we now have 8 pitches remaining so once these have gone the event will be sold out.

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Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Week

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For those who have already booked. Passes and hogroast tickets have now gone out in the post.

There are still a small number of pitches remaining for anyone who has yet to book.

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Re: Dalby Forest Starfest 2014 (August 22nd-24th) - B/H Week

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We are now sold out!

Anyone who has booked should have received an email confirmation and passes / tickets through the post.

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