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Dartford Annual Steam & Classic Vehicle Festival - Saturday 10th May 2014

(www.trevithicksindustrialdartford.co.uk)

Despite the initial worries about the weather - it turned out to be a fun & very busy day for CMHASD members Honor, Rita, Debra, Jean, Mike, Martin, Jim, Andy, Arthur, John, Dave & Bob - with lots of people visiting our stand including Councillor Jeremy Kite.

Councillor Kite was very instrumental in ensuring the Society was successful in winning the funding for the new Observatory. He spoke with Honor and was very pleased with the progress the Society had made so far with the Observatory. He wished us well and asked to be invited to the Observatory opening ceremony.

Members Honor, Rita, Martin, Jim & Andy were kept particularly busy - as the Sun came out several times during the day and provided the opportunity for them to do some Solar Observing with many members of the public to their delight & surprise. They showed the public how to observe the sun safely using the telescopes that were on display fitted with the required Sun filters. Many members of the public were unaware that you could use use a telescope to observe the Sun safely!!!!!!!!

Never view/look at the sun directly! - please see our Sun safety viewing guidelines.

There was also a lot of interest from the public about our new Observatory which is due to built in the Summer and the Meteorites that were on display too.

Below are a selection of photos of that brilliant day - Thank you to Honor & Jim for taking the photos.

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