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Forum: Cunard Line August 21st, 2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By AstroExeter
Sorry but that is wrong. The KP Index rarely...

Sorry but that is wrong. The KP Index rarely rises high enough for Aurora to be seen at that latitude. It would need a KP Index of 8 or 9 to be seen at 50 degrees. On last week's crossing we only...
Forum: Cunard Line August 21st, 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By AstroExeter
And New York is at 40.7 degrees. The ship will...

And New York is at 40.7 degrees. The ship will barely reach 50 degrees until reaching Southampton on the route normally sailed.
Forum: Cunard Line August 21st, 2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By AstroExeter
The ship will not follow a "true" Great Circle...

The ship will not follow a "true" Great Circle and will barely reach 50 degrees on a Transatlantic I'm afraid. Running the Planetarium we check the Lat/Long every day and this is indeed the case.
Forum: Cunard Line August 21st, 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By AstroExeter
As you will not go much above 40 degrees Latitude...

As you will not go much above 40 degrees Latitude it would need a KP Index of between 6 and 7 to even glimpse aurora. Highly unlikely at this time of year.
Forum: Cunard Line August 6th, 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By AstroExeter
Glad you had a great time. Can I just point out...

Glad you had a great time. Can I just point out that it is the Royal ASTRONOMICAL Society. Newton will be spinning! :)
Forum: Cunard Line July 19th, 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By AstroExeter
Yes. There is an actual dress code on board. You...

Yes. There is an actual dress code on board. You do not need to wear a jacket for breakfast or lunch but you do for dinner.

https://ask.cunard.com/help/life-on-board/dress_code
Forum: Cunard Line July 15th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,330
Posted By AstroExeter
Yes. It is true....

Yes. It is true. http://www.cunard.co.uk/cunard-experience/media-centre/press-releases/qm2-refit-2016/
Forum: Cunard Line July 15th, 2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,126
Posted By AstroExeter
QM2 re-fit announced

Cunard have today announced the major re-fit of the Queen Mary 2 will take place between 27 May- 21 June 2016.

http://www.cunard.co.uk/cunard-experience/media-centre/press-releases/qm2-refit-2016/
Forum: Cunard Line April 4th, 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By AstroExeter
There are just over 200 on the full World Voyage.

There are just over 200 on the full World Voyage.
Forum: Cunard Line March 2nd, 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By AstroExeter
No they don't allow visitors on board as far as...

No they don't allow visitors on board as far as I'm aware.
Forum: Cunard Line February 16th, 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By AstroExeter
Paul is a great guy with years of experience and...

Paul is a great guy with years of experience and he's always approachable and friendly.
Forum: Cunard Line February 13th, 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By AstroExeter
The Black, Red and Gold are specifically for the...

The Black, Red and Gold are specifically for the 175th Anniversary Balls being held on every voyage this year. They reflect the corporate colours of Cunard but there is no need to comply with any...
Forum: Cunard Line February 13th, 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By AstroExeter
I was referring to the fact that it is not an...

I was referring to the fact that it is not an option on the Cunard website when booking a discount fare. I don't know why.
Forum: Cunard Line February 11th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By AstroExeter
maggiemou...

maggiemou (http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/member.php?u=569327)

You can still ask to be on a hosted table when you make your booking. This doesn't happen on the...
Forum: Cunard Line February 9th, 2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By AstroExeter
Unfortunately we don't get to be on hosted tables...

Unfortunately we don't get to be on hosted tables when working on board. :( I do enjoy sharing my experiences of astronomy but will usually wait to be asked. :)
Forum: Cunard Line February 9th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By AstroExeter
We have done this twice in New York. The last...

We have done this twice in New York. The last time was September last year and it was $65 per bag. They will give you special tags for the bags you are storing and you leave them outside your...
Forum: Cunard Line February 7th, 2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By AstroExeter
On Formal nights, certain tables are "Hosted" by...

On Formal nights, certain tables are "Hosted" by a ships officer. They join you for dinner and you are treated to wine with the meal at their expense. If there are many Formals then you may find that...
Forum: Cunard Line January 19th, 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,050
Posted By AstroExeter
I think, possibly, the key to the question is the...

I think, possibly, the key to the question is the matter of the "open neck" shirt. An open neck shirt on a Cunard formal night may seem rather "casual" no matter how smart the cravat. On the other...
Forum: Cunard Line September 17th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By AstroExeter
Thanks for your kind comment JollyJackTar52. Glad...

Thanks for your kind comment JollyJackTar52. Glad you enjoyed my "Aliens" lecture. I thoroughly enjoyed myself even though I got a badly sunburned head hosting the Solar observing on Deck 12! :)
Forum: Cunard Line September 16th, 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,499
Posted By AstroExeter
I too have just disembarked from lecturing on...

I too have just disembarked from lecturing on Astronomy on board. Had a great time and both the lectures and Solar observing on deck 12 went well. Guests were also fascinated to hold a piece of...
Forum: Cunard Line September 7th, 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By AstroExeter
I expect the Sporrt24 channel will show it in the...

I expect the Sporrt24 channel will show it in the Golden Lion.
Forum: Cunard Line August 3rd, 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,024
Posted By AstroExeter
Hi JollyJackTar52 I deliver talks on astronomy on...

Hi JollyJackTar52 I deliver talks on astronomy on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Forum: Cunard Line August 2nd, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,024
Posted By AstroExeter
Hi JollyJackTar52! I will be one of your Onboard...

Hi JollyJackTar52! I will be one of your Onboard Guest speakers on your crossing. I'm sure you will have a great time as there is always plenty to do on TA's. :)
Forum: Cunard Line August 2nd, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,900
Posted By AstroExeter
To be fair, only an extremely small percentage of...

To be fair, only an extremely small percentage of Cunard passengers are members of CC and even less participate in Roll Calls and of those, only a few actually attend "Meet and Greets". I myself have...
Forum: Cunard Line May 12th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,444
Posted By AstroExeter
We are on the August 27th TA and took the Cunard...

We are on the August 27th TA and took the Cunard flights to the USA and they even changed the dates to allow us to visit with my son in Mystic before sailing home.
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