Dunwich Heath N.T. Family Stargazing 11th & 12th Jan 2019
By dashastro, Jan 13 2019 10:28AM
Once again, the DASH Outreach team were out in force, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January 2019, to support the National Trust - Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, with two evening of Family Stargazing. We had Astronomy displays, Talks and children’s activities, as well as a few telescopes trying to find object in the ever thickening cloud on the Saturday evening… ( Friday complete cloud cover so no observing.)
For such an unpredictable weather forecast on both nights, we were pleased to welcome upward of 80 -100 people on Friday with 50 – 60 people on Saturday Evening.
Our thanks to the team, David and Linda Gwynn, Malcolm Pinder, David Murton, Bill Barton, David Green, Myles Kelly, Jeremy Startup, Richard Grueber, Anthony Cross, Roy Anderson, for their support on one or both nights. A special thank you to Heather Skipper, Ken Skipper and Anne Chapman for their sterling work with the Children’s activities, and Irene and Clive for the supply of boxes of Home baked Biscuits.
A special mention for Sue and the Team at Dunwich Heath, National Trust for hosting the events.
We had a wonderful audience on both nights. They were both perceptive and willing to engage. From my view I am very impressed with the willingness of our members to give up their valuable time in promoting astronomy to the public. In this area as in other areas we ‘punch’ well above our weight.