SOCIETY in focus
Perton Library Astronomy Group meets monthly at our local library. We wanted to publicise the BBC Stargazing Live programmes and to attract more interest in astronomy. We try to cater for beginners here and are also affiliated to the Wolverhampton Astronomical Society, which holds regular lectures on diverse astronomical topics at an expert level.
The intention was to further interest in astronomy locally and to attract more regular members. The library is a fairly busy place during the week and the stand was manned when staff were available. The library aims to offer the public as diverse a range of activities as possible and the astronomy group is supported well with a regular following. Throughout the week we had some interesting questions from visitors like “How big is the Universe?”, “Why can we see things that are so far away?” and “Does light keep going over long distances?” We also had some requests for advice on buying telescopes, so we hope we may see some new members as a result! Doug Bickley, Perton Library Astronomy Group, Wolverhampton
Staff offered kit advice as well as answering questions