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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Stargazing Live at Mote Park

Morning All


 Last night was the clubs second event in the BBC2 Stargazing Live program series. This has as you have guessed took place at Maidstone's Mote Park. We (Mid-Kent Astronomical Society) lead the way with Maidstone Council putting on this event. They provided the hall, car park and food (for us) so that we didn't go hungry.

The event started at 1600 and went on until 2100 (a wee bit longer than that getting people to leave. The provisional figure for entrance is 2700 but could go up to 3000, entrance to all BBC2 events is free.

I was with the telescope party and took these pictures after the setting up, luckily that was in day light.







 
Waiting for a look

All taken in the car park but really doesn't show just how crowded it was. At one time there was over 1000 people waiting to look at the Moon or Jupiter, the only really interesting objects to see from the car park.

Out next event is next Saturday at Canterbury on the 18 January but there are events all around the country.

Thanks for looking.



  

3 comments:

  1. Good to see that you had so many there and something to show. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Trev, glad you all had a successful evening and lots of interest, maybe a few more club members.

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  3. Fabulous event Trev ... so please it was such a success... Ken and I watched all the BBC programmes... fascinating stuff!
    Eileen xx

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