Well it’s a case of third time lucky – the skies ARE going to co-operate for us this time, and we are going to get to enjoy the best the night sky has to offer. And Rod is bringing his brand new 20 inch mirror computerised telescope!
Led by the amateur astronomers who are members of Naturi, we are going to be treated to night tours of planets, open star clusters, globular clusters, emission nebulae and even some galaxies. If you know nothing, lots, or somewhere in-between about astronomy, it does not matter – all are welcome, and everyone is bound to have a great time.
We are planning a full weekend gathering, so if you can plan to stay over the whole weekend. The astronomy event will be on the Saturday night, and we will have a bring your own dinner together in the Clubhouse before we start the night tours. Our May monthly members meeting will be at 11am on Sunday as usual.
A few tips for stargazing:
*buy some red cellophane to put over your torch – white light is the enemy of dark adaption, and we want to see as much as we can in the night sky, whereas red light is fine.
*bring some warm clothing, as it gets pretty cold standing around at night time at that time of year. Only the hardiest nudists will want to be naked when we are outside at night!
Hope you can join us!