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David Scanlan

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David Scanlan

Hi All,

Thought I would make the first post in this forum section :-)

My name is David Scanlan, been involved in astronomy since I was 11 years old (28 years now), was a member of BAA for some years but membership lapsed and have recently rejoined....its good to be back :-)

Im am currently the Director of the SPA VSS and main interests include the Variable Stars, The Moon and Meteors. Im also a FRAS (like many here I assume?)

Look forward to chatting to you and meeting some of you in due course at a meeting etc

Regards

Dave

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Hello back

Hi Dave,

Glad to hear you've come back to us.  Might we see some of your VS observations in the VSS database now? ;-)

Hope we'll get to see you at a few meetings.  I think we've only met once at a VS meeting a few years ago (a VS workshop wasn't it?).  Be good to catch up face to face rather than e-mail.

Clear skies,

Gary

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Hi Gary

Hi Gary

Yes ill dare say youll be seeing some observations from myself :-) I already a collection here, most not on the BAA prgramme, which Ill happily submit if any use?

Yes we met at a VS meeting about three years ago now when you came to the Hampshire Astronomical Groups observatory in Clanfield

You will be seeing me at meetings....I guarantee it ;-)

Regards

Dave

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Hi Dave,

Hi Dave,

Welcome back to the BAA! I'm the VSS database secretary so I'm sure we have a lot of interests in common. I too got seriously interested in astronomy when I was 11, all of 30 years ago now! That must have been around the same year..

Although we have programme stars, we welcome observations of any variable star. The VSS has a new online submission system for variable star observations which went live in February this year, and that will accept observations regardless of whether or not they are on the VSS programme. I know Tony has been uploading a lot of the SPA observations onto the database.

Good to make contact and I look forward to meeting you sometime.

Andy

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Ah ok Andy Many Thanks

Ah ok Andy Many Thanks

Ill see what I can submit :-)