Cloud and Fog Still Pulls in Large Group of Stargazers

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The Andromeda galaxy was among the distant objects covered. Image credit: Juergen Schmoll

Friday 1st November saw the 2nd of the public stargazing events for the season in Dalby Forest.  Despite cloudy skies and fog in the valley a good sized group still attended the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre.  With no chance to observe anything in the night sky, the group including members of the U3A in Filey and West Yorkshire Astronomical Society were treated to a pair of talks by society secretary Andy Exton FRAS.

Firstly the group were given a talk on the solar system and beyond.  This talk covered the the major objects in the solar system including the Sun, planets, moons, comets and asteroids before leaving the our close neighbourhood for star clusters and nebulae.  The talk concluded with galaxies including members of our local group.

Secondly the autumn sky was covered.  The talk included the major objects in the constellations of Andromeda, Aquarius, Capricornus, Pegasus, Pisces and Triangulum that would have been among the targets had the skies been clear.

Many thanks also to society treasurer Mell Jeffery FRAS for assisting with the evening.

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