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A clear night at a local school

Posted by Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group on February 16, 2018 at 2:25 PM

We were contacted by one of our local primary schools, who asked if we would help with their Space Themed Science Week; in particular, whether we could bring some telescopes along to their Science Evening, for pupils and parents on Thursday 15th Feb.

The forecast was clear and we were able to take some telescopes and a mounted binocular for people to look through.

The school was really well organised, with a number of indoor and outdoor activities on offer, including an inflatable planetarium and 'Astronaut Training'. We had a steady flow of pupils and parents past our scopes, with which we could show the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades and Mizar and Alcor, the famous double star in Ursa Major.

A great evening, but we were glad to get away to the warm at 8pm.

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