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    Alan Thomas
    Participant

    I enjoyed attending yesterday’s meeting via YouTube and listening to David’s interesting talk on the History of the Telescope.
    Thanks to all involved in running the Association for another year of good work.
    Alan

    #613292
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    Glad you enjoyed it, Alan. It was indeed an excellent meeting, which I was fortunate enough to attend in person, with interesting talks from David and Grant.

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    Alan Thomas
    Participant

    Yes of course I enjoyed Grant’s presentation too!

    #613327
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Many thanks for recording the AGM business proceedings and the very interesting talks. Our speakers spend a lot of time assembling their presentations, yet I see that the IoP continues with its policy of floodlighting the audience and directing spotlights at the display screens, washing out the finer details. Thumbs up to Nick James when I attended last year’s AGM, who kindly reduced the intensity of the illumination. (I’m slowly developing cataracts, and extraneous light impairs my viewing).

    This ‘light trespass’ isn’t unique to the IoP, London. At other venues organisers and attendees have been aghast when I’ve suggested that we close the blinds and dim the lights. However, at last Saturday’s autumn meeting of the SHA in Birmingham, they only retained the inobtrusive safety lights on the theatre steps, so we could all enjoy the fine graphics on the screen.

    It’s much clearer for me to watch talks on YouTube, and the few meetings I now attend are to meet friends and contribute documents to the BAA’s archives.

    Clear skies,

    Alex – The Commission for Dark Lecture Theatres 🙂

    #613329
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    (I’m slowly developing cataracts, and extraneous light impairs my viewing).

    Alex – The Commission for Dark Lecture Theatres

    I am not developing cataracts, AFAIK, but I whole-heartedly support this viewpoint.

    Might future organizers take note?

    Paul

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    #613335
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Hi Paul, all,

    I attended yesterday’s TA AGM and the illumination in the church hall was ‘spot on’ (pun intended). Dark enough to clearly see the presenters’ impressive graphics, with enough light filtering through the curtains that there wasn’t a safety hazard.

    (Thanks to William Stewart for giving me a lift from-to Birmingham New Street station. Even then it was a long day, 16 hours 50 minutes door to door).

    Clear skies,

    Alex.

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    #613337
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Thanks Alex.

    I really regret not being to get along. I had intended to but events transpired against me.

    #613339
    Michael O’Connell
    Participant

    Once again, many thanks for the YouTube recording.
    Greatly appreciated.
    Regards,
    Michael.

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