Now we have the Observatory up and running, it's vital we make full use of the facilities.
With this in mind we have decided to hold some special events, once a month, to encourage observing. These "Star Parties Observers Club" sessions will be ideal for our junior members and anyone else who wants to learn their way around the night sky. Each event will start with a general sky tour.
Our observing team run most of the weekend sessions so the Star Parties will take place in addition to the usual observing sessions and most of them will be held on a Tuesday evening.
We will not be concentrating on faint fuzzies, but the brighter Messier objects, the Moon and bright planets. We will try and show you how to observe and what little tricks to use to help locate things. You may learn something, you may not, but we promise they will be light hearted and fun.
In the meantime, suggestions for future meetings are very welcome.
The Parties will run from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.