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ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« on: October 20, 2012, 09:56:55 am »
If I'm not mistaken this time will be our* 6th Astrofest (London), so it's been 5 years since we're going! Who'd have thought?! :o 8)
*If you were not present at any of these, you - yes YOU - are welcome to start participating in the tradition at any time!

The new Astrofest website is live and appeared on various places (facebook, twitter) already. Here you can find details about the exhibition and the speakers. To me this is one of the highlights of the winter season! ;D

So, let's start the pre-fun and organising. Who's going? Friday and/or Saturday? I'll add a poll, even just for fun. As usual, we'll discuss dinner, badges and everything else as well. :)

Hope to see lots of you (usual suspects and new faces) there! ;) :-*

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UPDATE
Here's a summary of who's going, what's agreed on, etc. I'll keep updating this first post so it's easy to find back.

Names of attendees in alphabetical order.
The Friday and Saturday 'AF' = attending AstroFest that day. There are seperate columns for the dinners.

V = confirmed to come,
X = confirmed NOT to come,
? = not sure yet.

And then there's the total numbers, obviously, but they can change when people reply to this (I can update the table).
So, you can also still add your name to the list! ;)




THE PLAN
I don't think we need another poll, right?!

FRIDAY DINNER: Belgo (Holborn)
SATURDAY DINNER: Bella Vista (South Kensington)

> Last things: I'm sure we'll visit the usual pub (before dinner) with other Astrofesters as well? :)

> Badges: anyone still want one? I have the format, just let me know! 8)

> Personal note: I'll arrive Friday evening and I'll meet you in the restaurant, but since it'll be a bit after 9pm I'll probably just join for dessert. ;D

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Picture from here.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 02:49:36 pm by Hanny »

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 10:04:31 am »
I just clicked Saturday (poll) myself, but I'll probably fly in again on Friday evening, so I might be around for dinner/tweetup then too. Anyway..
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 09:36:22 am by Hanny »

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 10:04:41 am »
Plus Friday/Saturday Nights dinners, if we have any.
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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 10:05:14 am »
Plus Friday/Saturday Nights dinners, if we have any.

Probably ;)

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 02:12:29 pm »
Any good hotels nearby?
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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 07:32:53 am »
Any good hotels nearby?
Inexpensive hotel here which I stayed at for last 3 years. 10 minutes walk, and around the corner from the Devonshire Arms

I plan to come both days.
EDIT: Tickets ordered
EDIT: Tickets will come next month.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 06:07:25 am by Budgieye »

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 10:06:07 am »
Thanks Budgieye! :)

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 10:39:48 am »
Count me in for both days !  ;D

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 12:19:45 pm »
Can't wait  ;D  The speakers confirmed so far already look great 

http://europeanastrofest.com/conference/
(Infinite Monkey Cage - Astrofest special  :D Woohoo! 8))

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 12:52:57 pm »
Count me in for both days !  ;D

Can't wait  ;D  The speakers confirmed so far already look great 

Yay :D

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 04:35:18 pm »
Any good hotels nearby?
Inexpensive hotel here which I stayed at for last 3 years. 10 minutes walk, and around the corner from the Devonshire Arms

I plan to come both days

Thanks Christine, I've now booked up for two nights at the hotel, though on the Friday I will probably be at the RAS, listening to talks on Exoplanets & Mars, with a wine party afterwards.

At the moment, both subjects are missing from Astrofest.
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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 08:40:41 pm »
I'll be there for both days (with biltong!)
  Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the prospect is staggering!- Arthur C. Clarke

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 03:55:23 pm »
I'll be there for both days (with biltong!)

:D ;D ;)

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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2012, 08:23:42 pm »
I will be there on both days  ;D Can't wait to see everyone again!


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Re: ASTROFEST 8/9 FEBRUARY 2013!
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 08:45:02 pm »
I will be there on both days  ;D Can't wait to see everyone again!

Great! :) :-*