Observatory open evening

Observatory open evening

Perfect stargazing conditions for the last observatory open evening of the year

The weather for once smiled on the Sackville observatory open evening on Wednesday 12 December. Clear skies allowed over thirty guests views of the Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Pleiades and even Comet Wirtanen
The waxing crescent moon however provided the best photo opportunities, as you can see here.
We had some lovely feedback from those present, with one guest saying

Wow, what a fantastic evening stargazing on a clear but cold night. Thanks so much to Mr Bush, your knowledge is incredible and I am inspired to learn more. Especially loved the Pleiades star cluster. Can’t wait for the next evening. 

More open evenings follow in the new year. You can find more information on the Sackville Observatory Facebook page.


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