What a night

OK, this is vaguely Harry Potter related but don't run away just yet. The Harry Potter/Astronomy night has finished and seemed to go very well. Overall, around 150 people turned up to look through telescopes, see stars in an inflatable planetarium, have an outside lecture about the Universe, a 3D trip to Mars (polarised glasses), make a whole lot of stuff like 3D glasses (to look at 3D images taken by the Mars rovers) and, oh yeah, get the Harry Potter book. The 42ft radio telescope was even turned into a cauldron with green smoke coming out of it. Admittedly the weather wasn't great, but the clouds did come and go allowing some viewing of the night sky. What was great was that it attracted a whole different crowd of people to the normal star party.

Now I'm off to get some sleep.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 16th Jul 2005 (02:17 UTC) | Permalink
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