Telescopes on the patio

Telescopes on the patio

 
On Friday the 20th January, following the hugely popular BBC Stargazing Live tv shows, over 300 people came to the visitor centre to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes and binoculars.
The event was hosted by the HantsAstro club whose members were on hand with their equipment to help and advise the general visitors.
Looking at Jupiter

Looking at Jupiter

 Despite a cloudy forecast the sky cleared giving good views of the solar system.  And just in case the weather proved inclement a succession of presentations were put on in the theatre, and an information stand was set up in the centre with all sorts of BBC freebies for the young astronomers. 

QE theatre

QE theatre

 
The club will be running a series of events from the Park in 2012, and also uses other local sites. For more information go to www.hantsastro.co.uk
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