We opened our doors this week for both introductory talks at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and a first observing session at Wellow.
Between 15 and 20 people popped along to get to know more about stargazing as a hobby and try it out for themselves. Still Autumn, the skies were not truly dark and the Last Quarter Moon imminently rising meant the contrast was just enough to see examples of planetary nebulas, open clusters, globular clusters, galaxies and nebulas.
Many had their first view through a telescope and their first view of Saturn and its moons. Uranus and Neptune followed.
Hopefully the first of many stargazing sessions they want to share.