St Helen and St Katherine stargazing evening

On Friday 26th February, members from Wycombe Astronomical Society traveled to Abingdon in Oxfordshire to assist with a stargazing evening at St Helen and St Katherine School.

The evening started with drinks and nibbles in the atrium, followed by a lecture by our own Sandy Giles titled “The Solar System, Our Galaxy and beyond”. The facilities at the school are superb and the stage and lecture theatre provided a great platform for Sandy to deliver his lecture. Neil, our chairman, provided three telescopes for Sandy to refer to during the course of the evening. The lecture went down extremely well and was appreciated by the adults and teenage children who attended. 

Following Sandy’s lecture guests were invited outside to look at the stars through a variety of members telescopes. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side for a viewing evening but the members still appreciated looking at the telescopes that we had brought along.

Thanks go to Sandy, Neil, Jackie, Richard and Carol, Jon, Mark, Chris, Peter and Mick for assisting with the event.

Sarah.