Date(s) - 29/05/2016
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Come and join other SEKAS members at The Paddock to view the planet Mars, just one day before it’s closest approach to Earth in 2016. (This is not opposition).
The observatory will be open, and the society 14″ Dobsonian will also be available for anyone who fancies doing some deep sky observing.
Please bring your scopes and binoculars along too.
We will start the evening at 7pm to have a good chat about astronomy, and will start observing Jupiter once the skies darken, moving onto Mars later in the evening after it rises to a suitable altitude.
The society C11 will be for visual only on the night, so that everyone can get a good view of the planets through a scope with such a large aperture and focal length. However, if time allows at the end of the session, then members may use their own webcams and laptops for imaging of Mars.
Please note: The neighbours will have a marquee in the Paddock from an event the day before, so parking and space will be quite limited, please bear this in mind when arriving and setting up.
The event is also weather dependant, and will only go ahead if the weather is favourable. Please keep an eye on this event page for updates closer to the time. The location of the paddock can be found in the members section of the website (password protected).Share this page