The Observatory at Sheffield Cathedral

Unfortunately this event was cancelled early by the organisers due to the Coronavirus situation. It’s a shame because it was quite spectacular, however under the circumstances the organisers were left with little choice in the interest of public safety.

We were invited to give a few talks, set up some displays and maybe do some observing if weather allowed.

The weather finally co-operated on Sunday evening, although the light pollution in central Sheffield washed out all but the brightest objects. In spite of this, we still managed to observe Venus, Aldebaran, Alcor & Mizar, and a few other interesting celestial objects.