We had awful cloud conditions but we still managed a successful evening by giving a talk, short videos and a fine display of various telescopes, photography equipment and spectroscopy equipment, photos, magazines. Irene's biscuits went down a treat!
This evening was very different with excellent observing out side where the public were able to see, planets, double stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies. An excellent variety of telescopes were in use. 8, 10 and 12 inch reflectors, two 9 1/4” inch catadioptrics, various 70 and 100mm refractors of differing sizes and binoculars. Inside activities were kept to minimum with short talks, tea breaks and a "children's table" run by Michelle and family. Irene's biscuits played a major role again this time with additional flavours. Lots of compliments were received from the public on both days regarding all aspects. I would say an overwhelming success. Well done to all those who were able to contribute.
Our friend Paul Webb kept a record of a few of the item on view, in no particular order were. M1, M35, M37, M31/32/110, double cluster, Eskimo nebula, M46 & embedded planetary nebula, M47, M42, NGC 2169 (IC37 as looks like the number 37), M36, M33, M81 & 82, Almach, Castor, Hyades, M45, Venus & Mars also M44, NGC 2683 & NGC 2841.