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Hi all, happy to have found you during yet another meh night of viewing. Looking forward to following your experiences as I continue my own astro-adventure in Nova Scotia. I'm relatively new to the hobby (@18 months) and I'm having an absolute blast. My main interest is visual as I'm far too undisciplined to pursue astrophotography, although I am dabbling with EAA with limited success. Most of the time I'm just content to get out on a clear night and point a scope up to see what it can show me . . . it never ceases to amaze. Cheers!
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Hi Skysurfer and welcome to TSS from a fellow Canuck :D

I hear you on the skies; hopefully it gets better!

Glad to have you on board and best of luck in your endeavours!
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Hello and welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

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Hi SkySurfer. It's great to have you join us here on TSS. Welcome to the forum SkySurfer and the best of wishes on your astronomy adventures.
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Welcome on board!
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Hi SkySurfer, and welcome here to the Forum!

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Welcome to TSS Skysurfer! Glad you found us 😁
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Hi, @SkySurfer . Welcome to the forum from another Nova Scotian.

I hope you are familiar with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and their Halifax centre, one of the most active in the country. I am currently serving on the Board and on the organizing committee for Nova East, the centre's annual star party.
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Hi Skysufer and welcome to TSS!

It’s great to have you!
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Hello SkySurfer and welcome to the Forum.
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Wow, thanks all for this warm welcome. I wasn't expecting this.
To KathyNS: I joined the RASC Halifax Centre shortly after purchasing our first scope - 8" dob. Haven't done much with the community yet, but did make it out to St Croix last fall. Great facility although a bit of a hike from my usual viewing location on the south shore. Not sure re: Nova East yet . . . still working out summer plans. Will definitely be making a new moon pilgrimage to Keji at some point though, possibly for the RASC party there in August 🔭😊
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SkySurfer wrote: Sat May 13, 2023 11:29 am Wow, thanks all for this warm welcome. I wasn't expecting this.
To KathyNS: I joined the RASC Halifax Centre shortly after purchasing our first scope - 8" dob. Haven't done much with the community yet, but did make it out to St Croix last fall. Great facility although a bit of a hike from my usual viewing location on the south shore. Not sure re: Nova East yet . . . still working out summer plans. Will definitely be making a new moon pilgrimage to Keji at some point though, possibly for the RASC party there in August 🔭😊
And don't forget that the May meeting is today at 1:00, accessible by Zoom if you can't make it in person.
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Yep and I just followed your link for Nova East. I'm in 😊
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Hello and welcome to the group!

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Hello and an official welcome. I hope you found the EAA information I PM'd you helpful.
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