Normally, a stargazing event wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy, however as the weather has forsaken us time-and-time again, it’s good to be able to report that a successful stargazing event occurred on the evening of Saturday 17th December 2016.
The clear weather forecast from the morning had turned into something of a coin-toss with the various forecasters reporting different conditions later in the day. High clouds came and went a few times, however there was no thick cloud to cause big problems. Seeing was still pretty poor with a great deal of visible turbulence. Even so, we took in a good number of observations and all visitors had a lot of telescope time.
All-in-all, we’ll chalk this impromptu stargazing session as a success, and let’s hope the weather improves for us in the new year!
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