Schools Outreach Event – Bidford On Avon Primary School24th Jan 2013
After the most dismal run of observing weather for our planned public Stargazing Live 2013 events, it was a relief to see the sky clearing as we drove towards Bidford on Avon school for our last SGL outreach event on Thursday 24th January. With lying snow everywhere, the sight of the Moon 3 days away from full, plus magnificent Jupiter high to the South East the evening promised to be clear but very cold. A bit of a rushed set up of the projector and screen in the lobby plus 2 telescopes outside and we were ready to go just after 6pm.’Other Worlds’ was the subject of the illustrated talk where the search for life in the solar system and some of the problems of travelling to the stars were discussed. Following the talk the 25 – 30 pupils parents & teachers quickly managed to view the Moon and Jupiter through the 8″ reflector and David Henderson's new Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 Cassegrain before encroaching cloud, tired youngsters and frosty air put an end to proceedings. However, everyone enjoyed the evening and the recieved comment from the organisers was ‘Thank you all for another fantastic evening’. Thanks to Kevin W and David H for coming along and the pub meal afterwards was a great way to round off our Stargazing Live 2013 events.