Dalby StarFest 2021 CANCELLED

At the start of May, Forestry England have re-evaluated all events scheduled in the forest, based on location and size, and pushed all external events back until at least September (after the Summer Holidays) due to the expected 30-50% increase in visitors to the forest over the summer as travel abroad is limited and with lock-down ending, they’re expecting to be rammed.

As such, Adderstone Field is now being used for all the Forestry’s events normally held in an around the visitors center as they need all available space to accommodate the massive increase in visitors and to maintain social distancing.
I only found out in the first week of May that we would be unable to use the Dalby site after contacting them to make sure we are all still OK after making the initial site bookings last year. 
I had a meeting with the Dalby staff last week to try and find an alternative site but  unfortunately, the 2 alternative sites in Dalby are not suitable.
One is far too small anyway room for 15-20 tents max, the other field is much smaller than Adderstone but it’s location would make it impossible to get campers or caravans or even the skip/toilet wagons through the gate.  Plus there are other issues regarding security and the topography of the field.
With the timescales, increased costs of trying to secure a private campsite who are trying to get all the business they can and basically every campsite going to be rammed this summer without us being able to control access, light levels etc, it’s just not possible to relocate the event.  Plus we would not have access to FE’s marquee outside of the forest area.

Currently, Dalby are not able to confirm dates for 2022 so I can’t even pass those out yet.
After the visitor numbers have been assessed at Summer they will look at accepting bookings for next year (new COVID lock-downs and variants permitting and international travel rules being relaxed to lower expected numbers in 2022).

As soon as I know details for 2022, I will email everyone on the mailing list.

Sorry once again, maybe 2022 will finally be the year we can get back to Dalby.

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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Russell Parry – “The fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite” 18th June 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 18th June 2021 7.30pm, via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Russell Parry will be presenting “The fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite” – 18th June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker: Prof. Brad Gibson – “How Astronomers Control Your Life” 21st May 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 21st May 2021 7.30pm, via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Prof. Brad Gibson of  the University of Hull will be presenting “How Astronomers Control Your Life” – 21st May 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker: Gerry Fisher – “The Future of Space Tourism” 16 April 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 16th April 2021 7.30pm, via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Gerry Fisher of York Astronomical Society will be presenting “The Future of Space Tourism”- 16 April 2021

The meeting can be joined by following this link:

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About Gerry:
I retired in December 2019 from my employer of 27 years a Swiss machine manufacturer.
I was employed in the industrial laser division as the Installation Project Manager for UK and Ireland.
My background was in Electronic and Electrical systems.
I’ve always interested in science and related subjects but about 10 years ago decided to take astronomy more seriously and joined YAS.
and a bit about the talk
With regard to The future of Space tourism, I looked into it and became really quite interested and as such did some digging which enabled me to put together the presentation.
Basically, I looked at what’s possible now, midterm and we’ll into the future, it’s based on some know facts and some speculation about the future, along with a few considerations that would need to be overcome to make things possible.
A little tongue in cheek towards the end, but does have some big interesting numbers I think, no heavy maths or anything like that.
Suitable for all ages with some nice pictures and a couple of small videos.

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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Neil Haggath – ”It’s only a theory’: Thoughts on the Scientific Method” 19 March 2021

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 19th March 2021 – 7.30pm, via Zoom

Guest Speaker –  Neil Haggath will be presenting “It’s only a theory’: Thoughts on the Scientific Method”

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ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Neil Haggath – ” ‘It’s only a theory’: Thoughts on the Scientific Method” 19 March 2021






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