Kevin Quinn

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I’ve been into astronomy for close on twenty years now. I started out with a secondhand refractor on a wobbly wooden mount, gave up for a while then tried again with a 5-inch reflector on an EQ2 mount. I now own a Skywatcher 250PX 10-inch reflector (on a Dobsonian mount), and a couple of pairs of binoculars. I’m mainly visual, but occasionally take the odd smartphone and DSLR shots.

I live in the village of Piddletrenthide in West Dorset, where I mainly observe the Bortle 4 sky from my back garden. Pre Covid I regularly held public stargazing sessions in Cerne Abbas and at Maiden Castle, near Dorchester, helped several local Cubs and Scouts groups get their Astronomy badges, gave talks on stargazing in general, wrote several articles for the online Dorset-Eye magazine, wrote a bi-monthly stargazing piece for the village magazine, and currently write a regular piece for The West Dorset Magazine.

I've written four books on astronomy/stargazing, and am currently working on my fifth. Details on my Amazon Author page:

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Forthcoming events by Kevin Quinn

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  • The Cerne Abbas Star Party

    Friday 6th September 2024 from 12:00pm to Monday 9th September 2024 12:00pm

    Cerne Abbas Brewery, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JS

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Event locations used by Kevin Quinn

  • Cerne Abbas Brewery

    Dorchester Road, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7JS, South West England

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  • Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

    Acreman Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7JX

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Piddle Valley School Playing Fields

    Piddletrenthide, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7QL

    Private Venue

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  • Royal Oak – Cerne Abbas

    23 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7JG

    Private Venue

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  • The Pulpit Inn

    Southwell, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2JT

    Public Venue

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