Over 40 girls from the Brownies and Guides in Pickering along with several parents and leaders visited Dalby Forest on the evening of Monday 9th February. Society members Andy Exton FRAS and Mell Jeffery FRAS assisted the girls with work for their stargazing and Space Go For It badges under a clear starry sky.
The girls learnt how to find the pole star Polaris, identify a number of the recognisable constellations and observed a number of deep sky objects and the planet Jupiter. Also observed was a pass of the International Space Station that coincided with a bright meteor!
Many thanks to the group for the kind donation to the society. Hopefully the girls will all complete their badges in the coming weeks.