BBC Wales 100 at the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park 11th February 2023
First contact! Who would have though that the first contact with alien life would be at the National Museum in Cardiff. And despite having all the star charts with us, knowing around way around the sky we didn't manage to identify where he/she/it came from! They must have done some prior local research though as they had no problem understanding what over by 'ere meant.
CAS were invited to have a stand because of our past work with every Stargazing Live series and because the first landing on the Moon was the BBC's biggest outside broadcast.
There were over 2000 people of all ages through the door, our stand was kept very busy answering many queries, helping people to get started and giving them an idea of what it is like to look through a telescope. Phill our Chairman presented two talks to a full audience, Bob Love, Stephen Webber were kept busy answering questions about equipment and showing examples of some excellent astrophotography, Greg our Secretary looked after our astronaut, Joan , Siobhan and Edward were all round very helping hands.