On Friday the 5th and Saturday 6th September WAS held a public event to coincide with “international Observe the Moon Month”. This is a relatively new concept that is growing each year with the idea being to encourage all to get out and observe our Moon.
Unfortunately the weather was not on our side on the Friday evening and was not looking very promising on the Saturday evening with rain at 7pm. However, come 8.30pm the clouds parted and we had some good views of the Moon, along with other objects such as The Double Double.
Many members of WAS helped out with the event and set ‘scopes up for members of the public to use and the WAS observatory was opened up. Both were appreciated by the visitors that had come along.
Tea, coffee and cakes were sold and went down very well with both WAS members and visitors.
Thanks to everyone for their help and participation in this event – a first for WAS.