A Spectacular 36 Hours
The Solar System was front of stage ...
for the stargazers of Shropshire. At 9.25am the assembled group at Lyth Hill saw 1st contact in clear skies. As the temperature dropped, there was a 'buzz' on the hill amidst the media scrum. With viewers ready nobody was disappointed. Look out for photographs of the event and the many images that will have been taken. Within 36 hours, early visitors to the regular Rodington meeting were treated to a wonderful sight of a 2.7 illuminated crescent moon, watched over by a setting Venus. If that was not enough the transit of Io kept members glued to their eyepieces. With a transparency of 1 Michael Bourke's presentation on Johannes Kepler was delayed until a cloudy evening later in the year. If you still feel the need to observe then the society will be a Lydham Village Hall on Saturday (28th) from 8pm.