Fantastic first post-pandemic observatory open evening

Fantastic first post-pandemic observatory open evening

Over 60 students and parents gathered last night for our first post-pandemic observatory open evening and the skies could not have been better.  Saturn put on a great show as usual with its rings and largest moon Titan clearly visible. Jupiter was also stunning with its cloud belts visible as shown by this photo taken with our 200mm telescope. Guests also viewed the beautiful double star Albireo and had laser guided tours of the skies.
Thanks to observatory friend Steve Pond along with Max Goddard (y12) and Mr Shave for their help. Our next event is on 17th November – check our facebook page for more information.
We received this lovely comment from one of our parents present – thank-you!
Can I just say a massive thank you to everyone who ran this session last night! It was absolutely surreal to see Saturn, Jupiter and the double ⭐️ Your knowledge of the sky is to be admired. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Thank you so much. Looking forward to the next session 😃

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