What’s on Stargazing in the Park Cassiobury Hub, Cassiobury Park, Watford, 17, 18 and 24 March, 7.30pm
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South West Herts Astronomical Society is marking its 50th anniversary this year with a series of public events celebrating humanity’s fascination with the cosmos and desire to look up at the night sky.
Join the society for three stargazing evenings, each being held at the newly opened hub in Cassiobury Park. Society members will be on hand with their telescopes giving visitors the opportunity to observe the night sky under the tutelage of seasoned astronomers. Newcomers are welcome to these guided sessions.
Cassiobury Hub will host an indoor astrophotography exhibition at the same time, marking 50 years of astronomy images and showcasing some of the best astrophotos captured by society members. Attendees can also have their photo taken with a UK Space Agency space suit, as well as view lunar rock samples brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts.
The event will include children’s activity packs provided by the UK Space Agency and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
All the events are free and open to everyone, and refreshments will also be available. For more information about South West Herts Astronomical Society and to see a list of its upcoming public meetings and talks, visit the society’s website.
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