Winchester Weekend

Forums General Discussion Winchester Weekend

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
  • #573052

    Posted by Gary Poyner at 14:12 on 2011 Feb 08

    Can someone please tell me in which BAAJ I might find details of the very first Winchester Weekend (how and why it was set up etc.) My Journals only go back to early 1978 when I first became a member, and of course you can’t search the PDF’s on the members pages.Thanks,Gary


    Posted by Callum Potter at 14:33 on 2011 Feb 08

    Hi Gary,the 2006 Winchester Weekend was billed as the 40th – so that would make 1966 this first – assuming there was one held every year.Been thinking about how to provide searchable journals, but no easy technical solution so far :-(Cheers, Callum


    Posted by Gary Poyner at 14:47 on 2011 Feb 08

    Thanks Callum. Narrows it down a bit.Just out of interest, this will be my 33rd Winchester. I know John Wall, Roger Pickard and Dick Chambers all have a long Winchester history. Anyone else out there with a few weekends under their belt?Gary


    Posted by Nick James at 23:26 on 2011 Feb 09

    The first reference I could find in my searchable Journal set was vol 77, no. 2, p74. It was announced as a residential weekend course (in drinking beer?) and ran from 1967 April 14 to April 16. That would put the 40th one in 2006 as Callum said. I’ll see you there!Nick.


    Posted by Gary Poyner at 10:31 on 2011 Feb 10

    Thanks Nick. I like the price (£4.4s with a 12/6 deposit, or for our younger members £4.20p and 63p – I think :-).In JBAA Vol. 77 No. 4 page 264 (June 1967) you will find the write up to the first meeting. Fifty six "students" attended, and with an assortment of telescopes from a 2.5 inch to 8.5 inch reflectors managed to observe theMoon, Jupiter and Mars through breaks in the cloud, and a sun spot projected with a 3 inch OG. Lecturers were Howard Miles, J. Hedley Robinson, Michael Hendry and Alfred Cuirtis. Not a bad speaker list I’d say!Gary


    Posted by Duncan Bryson at 18:01 on 2011 Mar 06

    Well this will be my 3rd weekend.


    Posted by Gary Poyner at 20:06 on 2011 Mar 06

    If you had your photo as an avatar Duncan, I’d look out for you and say hello!Galaxies don’t help in this respect :-)Cheers,Gary


    Posted by Duncan Bryson at 21:54 on 2011 Mar 08

    GarryI’d prefer not to have my picture on my profile. But I’ll look out for you.Sorry It’s just I prefer my picture not to be on the net.See you in April.Duncanp.s A picture of a galaxy is better than no picture at all

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.