Clear skies in Goldsithney for International Observe the Moon night
Clear skies ensured a successful evening for budding astronomers who attended an international event in Goldsithney at the weekend.
There was a record turnout at the International Observe the Moon night held by Landsend Astronomers on Saturday.
More than 100 visitors met at St Piran’s Hall, where six telescopes were positioned outside to give observers a chance to view the Moon.
Carolyn Kennett, member of Landsend Astronomers, said: “Many of those attending had not had the opportunity to view the Moon and its craters through a telescope before. The most common response heard on seeing the Moon through a telescope was simply ‘wow’. An excellent and inspiring evening was had by all.”
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Inside the hall, Landsend Astronomer, Stephen Stangroom, held talks about crater formation on the Moon and discussed what observers were able to see that evening.
Several Moon themed science displays and a quiz kept crowds entertained while the telescopes were in use.
There were stalls from Tolcarn Observatory, Perfect Pictures and St Just School and a raffle helped generate extra money from the evening.
For more information about Landsend Astronomers visit www.landsendastronomers.weebly.com.