The Stargazing season for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 was opened at a joint event between Raygill Astronomy club and Keighley Astronomical society. Wednesday 11th September saw in excess of thirty eager astronomers attended the family centred event at the registered dark sky site of Raygill Astronomy club, in Lothersdale.
The skies were not favourable however but that did not stop the fun as the youngsters built papers rockets, which were launched into the sky by means of a compressed air launcher. The also produced planisphears to us as a map to the night sky.
There was a presentation By Astronomer Mr Paul Neaves on ‘An introduction to Astronomy and the major event of the autumn night sky. The builders of the most success rockets were presented with Astro medals by Mr Neaves. A Highly successful raffle raised £39 towards the Raygill Astronomy clubs bid to purchase a telescope.
Chairperson of Raygill Astronomy Club Amanda Clement said “Once again, I would like to say a big thank you and Well Done to Paul and Dominic from Keighley astronomical society for all the hard work they put into making the Raygill Astromeet a big success”. Sheryl Haley who attended with her family said “ We had a great time despite the cloudy sky”. Sarah Copeland attended with her husband and two boys and all “Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening”.
Below are some images from the evening.