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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Stargazing 2012

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From: John Perring <>
Date: 17 January 2012 10:57
Subject: Stargazing 2012

A well attended star gazing party on Pakefield Cliff on Monday night. At one time about 70 people and with people coming and going possible 100 folk came during the evening. The local press gave good coverage, even though they gave the wrong pub as a venue – no problem, we were in sight of it. The local radio also gave it out, and many came as a result of the leaflet drop in the area.

All in all a very satisfying evening.

The seeing was excellent, even with the light pollution. The sky was very clear and objects such as the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy were clearly


It was very nice to see the WOW factor when visitors looked through a telescope for the first time. Jupiter and 3 visible moons were the star attraction along with Venus.

Peter Boon, Ivan Barber, John Perring, David and Linda Gwynn and Leonard Brundle all came with telescopes and Colin Watling with his large Binos. Two other people came with their telescopes and one guy moving to this area has said he would like to join LYRA. Graham Walker and Ray Norris came to assist.

Great astronomy, great evening.

Picture Credits and Write up: John Perring (Lyra Treasurer)

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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