AC Stargazing week.

After a week of varied wintry weather we welcomed a range of hardy souls to the AC.

Visitors braving the conditions were able to engage with AC members who gave guided tours, sky tours and  illustrated talks. Junior visitors operated the `large ` AC telescopes and the main dome, also gaining an insight into basic astonomy using planetarium software. Our youngest visitor was about 18 months old and delighted in driving a 16" Meade telescope using the remote control.

Tuesday evening was blessed with fairly clear skies allowing visitors to observe a range of astronomical phenomena. Very cold conditions did not put off some enthuisiasts who engaged in imaging on the outside observing plateau ( - 6 C ! )

Wednesday weather was wet and windy all evening, junior visitors engaged in some Astro theory and basic telescope operation.

Thursday- scattered cloud with the odd break. Very good visitor turnout attending all talks. A practical intoduction to Astro Imaging was well received as well as help with equipment setup and operation.

Thanks to all members and visitors for turning up and helping inspite of the challenging conditions.

**This Saturday ( 17th) we have an additional opportunity for visitors to visit the Imaging facility operated by Bob and Matthew. They welcome `drop in` visitors to receive an outline of this interesting aspect of Astronomy. **

We hope to see some of our newer visitors again on our regular Saturday openings.