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New photo of the moon, April 1st, 2nd and 5th, 2020

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April 1st, 2020 at 23:31 MEST - photo of the moon with Bresser Messier telescop 135 / 1900 mm - moon 56 % increasing. The second photo on the right one day later - 67 %. April 5th, 2020 at 20:56 h MEST again a photo of the planet Venus in the open cluster of Plejades. Camera: Sony alpha 58 with tamron 100 mm, exposure time approx. 80 sec.
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Conjunction Moon - Venus - Plejades, March 28th, 2020

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March 28th, 2020 there was a rare constellation shown in the sky: the young moon (four days) meets the planet Venus and open starfield of 'Plejades' in Taurus. The left picture shows the conjuntion at 19:13 h MET short after sunset, but before astronomic dawn (Plejades not be seen). - The second photo taken at 20:25 MET (exposure time approx 10 sec) shows already earth movement (stars no dots but lines); also to be seen is earth's backlight on the dark side of the moon. The Plejades to be seen in the top middle. Camera Sony alpha 58 with tamron 15 - 250 mm.
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Skiing with Erich at Wurzeralm, February 27th, 2020


February 27th, 20202 Erich and I drove to Wurzeralm for skiing. Excellent weather and best snow- and slope conditions. We started already in Spital am Phyrn at the 'Strudelbäckerei'. The pictures on the right show the mountain panorama looking from Frauenkar.
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Forest hiking in Dambachtal, February 22nd, 2020


February 22nd, 2020 we went hiking in the forest in Dambachtal. Mild temperatures and rainfree weather and on top a 'Wiener Schnitzel' at 'Gasthof Weidmann'.
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Skiing at Wurzeralm, February 13th, 2020


February 13th, 2020 we were skiing at Wurzeralm. Really good weather and mild temperatures, but excellent snow and slope conditions. The final visit to the cafeshop 'Illecker' in Molln is now according to our traditions.
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Walking to Cafe 'Drahtzug', February 9th, 2020

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It was a Sunday February 9th, 2020 and it was a sunny, springlike day in Steyr. At 9 h 30 we started walking to Cafe 'Drahtzug' in Unterhimmel near Steyr. Poldi joined the team. Here in an old industrial building from the year 1874 we had a brunch in the coffee shop and later on we walked to Christkindl to 'Christkindlhof' were we had coffee. At 15 h 30 after 9 km walk we were home again.
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New car Toyota RAV4, January 11th, 2020


Last December 2019 we decided to have a new car: a sturdy Toyota RAV4 Hybrid with all wheel drive.

One week in Dresden from November 13th til 20th, 2019

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Wednesday November 13th, 2019 we drove to Dresden. We had sightseeing to the old city, the castes on the Elbe river, we visited Panometer with 'Dresden 1945' during WW2, we visited also Stadt Wehlen on the river Elbe and could see many interesting things. November 20th, 2019 we returned to Steyr. The photos above are from left to right: the famous bridge 'The Blue wonder' - the castle on river Elbe - Martha at the 'Zwinger' in the old city of Dresden - the famous opera house of Dresden ('Semperoper') - the rebuild of 'Frauenkirche' - view from the top of 'Frauenkirche' upstream Elbe river (click on the photos to enlarge).

Merkurtransit November 11th, 2019

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November 11th, 2019 after noontime it was after 2016 again the case of a so called Merkurtransit: planet Merkury is positioned between the sun and earth and can be seen as a small black dot before sun. As Merkury is so small it can be seen by a telescope only; a special filter is necessary as the sun is too bright not to damage the eyes. Compared to 2016, this time the weather was bad and cloudy, no free sight to the sun in Steyr. So you had to observe the case via internet from the observatory on mountain Pico del Teide, Canary Islands. The pictures above are from Solar Scope, Canary Islands and their copyright. On the second picture you can see the the view from Solar Scope and the moon is rising in the background.

Martha and Poldi hiking in Hinterstoder, October 15th, 2019

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October 15th, 2019 Martha and Poldi drove to Hinterstoder to Hoess. A hiking tour to the water storage lake 'Hirschkogel' was the target. The weather was excellent and finally a stop at 'Loegerhuette' was the program.

'Surprise' lift out of water, October 8th, 2019

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October 8th, 2019 we lifted the boat out of the water.

Sailing with Erich, September 10th, 2019

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September 10th, 2019 I was sailing with Erich on lake Attersee. We had four Beaufort of wind from the North-East. It was an excellent sailing day.

With Laura and Anita in Wildpark in Gruenau, June 16th, 2019

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The following sunday we went with Laura and Anita to Cumberland Wildpark located between Almsee lake and Gruenau.

Roundtrip around lake Almsee, June 15th, 2019

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From Kasberg location, we drove to lake Almsee on June 15th, 2019 to the southern end of Seeklause. Here we started a walking trip around the lake which is approx. 6 km long.

Walking on Damberg, June 10th, 2019

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Whitmonday we went hiking on Damberg to the look-out tower. On the way back we passed by Laurenzius chapel and had lunch at Schoibers inn.

Boat splash and first sail, April 24th, 2019

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April 24th, 2019 the boat was splashed and the days after in May we had the first sailing tours. We also paid a visit to 'Mostbauer' at Miglberg.

Skiing at Wurzeralm, March 21st, 2019

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March 21st, 2019 we went skiing to Wurzeralm; the weather was excellent.

With Laura at the animal park in Haag, March 9th, 2019

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March 9th, 2019 despite the weather was a little rainy we paid a visit to the animal park in Haag together with Laura.

New cabaret programme - 'Pathos', premiere February 13th, 2019

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Fourth solo programme from Angelika Niedetzky
More info and performance dates for Austria under (german only)

Skiing at Wurzeralm, February 14th and 27th, 2019

February 14th, 2019 we wre skiing at Wurzeralm. Weather was quite sunny and excellent snow conditions (4 meter snow height at the mountain). Temperatures springlike but again cold in the shadow. We had a four hour ticket, 3.600 hm and tried out all slopes, including Frauenkar and Schwarzkogel. A resting stop was at Sonnalm. Poldi joined us.
(Pictures from left: on Frauenkarlift, middle: Poldi and Martha from Frauenkar, right: on main slope from Wurzeralm.)

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Skiing at Forsteralm, January 16th, 2019

January 16th, 2019 we were skiing at Forsteralm. It was the first good weather day after the snow chaos in the Northern Alpin region.

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