Everything was prepared: big stock of goodies ready and waiting to be handed out, new merchandise purchased by Ann Bennett and a team of volunteers waiting to man the CAS table, man a telescope, engage with the public on how to get started, and promote astronomy.
CAS was just one of many organisations present entertaining the public some of whom had come quite far which is very humbling. Great to meet up with old friends and colleagues and ideas and experiences swapped. And good to see past Chairman Roger Butler who contributed a lot to the Society.
Phill Wallace, our current Chairman, had produced two new talks for those who enjoy some science fiction in their science (or vice versa) and specifically for fans of Star Trek in all its forms (me!) and/or Doctor Who. That covers just about everyone then! These were popular and had good audiences with plenty of questions.
Edward Cooper, our UKMON Co-ordinator, compiled a video about the ISS, Soyuz and Tim Peake and another one with details about the upcoming lunar eclipse.
Mike Foley, our Committee Secretary, produced a new set of booklets for juniors, some more photographs and as per usual kept the public entranced and fully engaged with science.
Those manning the telescopes were busy but did manage to fit in a coffee or take a break.