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KIRKBY LIBRARY WED 1 AUG 2001

KIRKBY LIBRARY

KNOWSLEY

ASTRONOMY EVENING

WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST 2001 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the Moon and Mars, if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy.

This event is free, and is open to all members of the public.

For more information contact:-

Knowsley Ranger Service 0151 443 3682

Liverpool Astronomical Society

Geoff Regan, Observatory Director 0151 292 7165

Dave Owen, Sidewalk Astronomers 07778 454524

EVENT REPORT

The weather was reasonably ok for this event. However, although the Moon rose at 19:44 it was not visible until about 22:00, due to horizon hugging clouds. Mars was also invisible until after this event finished. Still, there was a reasonable turnout of 12 members of the public, 3 LAS members, the Librarian and Rachel Northover, who used to be a Ranger at Pex Hill, home of the LAS observatory.

Geoff Regan did a slide show, mostly based on the Solar System, while I displayed my 6 inch f4 reflector. Rachel also took some digital photos, which are shown below.

The next Sidewalk event is on Tue 25 Sep 2001, 19:00 - 22:00, at Stadt Moers Park. We will hopefully have the 16 inch mobile telescope in use at this event.