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Dartford Festival 2015

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2015 in Central Park, Dartford.

Once again CMHASD exhibited at the Dartford Festival and boy was it a good weekend!

Several members of CMHASD helped over the weekend, bringing along their telescopes for the public to try. Lots of members of the public got to try solar observing, with some being lucky enough to view a lovely crescent Venus too!.

We had four tables to spread ourselves out on and so had plenty of room to put the display boards out, the Planet game (now with added 'Do you know your Jupiter Moons'? section), which went down well again with lots of attempts to get the correct planets in the right orbits, the meteorites, loads of 3D pictures including new images from the Mars rover Curiosity, Rosetta of comet 67/P and astronomy themed crosswords & word searches for people to attempt.

Telescopes on display included; an 80mm refractor with white light filter and PST side by side, a Dobsonian with a white light filter, a 80mm refractor with Herschel wedge and 80mm refractor PST conversion, a 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain with a white light filter and a 80mm refractor with a white light filter.

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Below are the latest selection of photos from the Dartford Festival 2015, taken by member Janice McClean. Thank you Janice.

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Below are a selection of photos taken by trustee and publicity officer Honor Wheeler and CMHASD members Shelley Filippi, Diane Clarke and Alan Conroy of the weekend. Thank you.

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A tweet from Kent Chilli farm saying how they are enjoying viewing Venus through a telescope with us at the Dartford Festival :-)

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