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Stargazing 2 - at the Orchards Shopping Centre, Dartford - Saturday 24th October 2015

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It was a fun packed day for all :-)
Below are some photos of the day.
Thank you to Honor Wheeler and Diane Clarke for taking the photos.
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Setting up.....

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In full swing :-)

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Eyellusion Adventure stand.

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AstroMedia Shop stand.

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Constellation cookies being made :-)

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Mayor & Mayoress of Dartford.

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Members John & Andy saying 'cheese' :-)

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Making a comet demonstration by member Debra Holton.

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A comet being made......
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Comet Orchard2015 :-)

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Dr Barry Kellet from RAL.
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Dr Barry Kellet showing his space rocks :-)

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A proud young lady after successfully completing the planet game :-)

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Sidcup Mineral and Lapidary Society.
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Traders & Societies who were there on the day

Astro Media Shop

http://www.astromediashop.co.uk/
Sidcup Mineral and Lapidary Society

The society had a selection of minerals on display as well as ones to purchase.
www.sidcuplapminsoc.org.uk
Eyellusion Adventure Ltd

www.eyellusion.net
Image Space Ltd

www.imagespace.org.uk/
Ashford Astronomical Society

http://www.ashfordastro.org.uk/
Face/Off

Face painting.
Check out their event page on Facebook and their website www.faceoffpainters.net/ .
Face/Off will helped us host the day.

Events throughout the day

Name of event

Speaker/Host

Details





Ask a Professional Astronomer

Barry Kellet

Dr Barry Kellet, who is a professional astronomer from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, attended the event with his 'Space Rocks'.
Barry is a long time friend of our Society & regularly visits CMHASD to give lectures.
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/RALSpace/Default.aspx
Solar Observing

CMHASD members

The weather did not permit any Solar observing to be done on the roof of the Orchards Shopping Centre car park as planned.

CMHASD would have had their solar telescopes and telescopes which have been adapted for solar viewing set up, to show members of the public how to view the sun SAFELY if the weather had allowed & to answer any questions the public may have




Help & Advice on all things Astronomical

CMHASD members

Members of the society were available throughout the day & evening to answer any questions the public had about astronomy & observing.

There were many different telescopes on show to the public.

It was a great opportunity for the public, if not sure how to use their telescope, camera, binoculars and/or astronomy software - to ask for help.
Quizzes

CMHASD
members


Constellation Cookies

CMHASD
members


Comet Making

CMHASD members


Photographic displays

CMHASD members


Astrophotography displays

CMHASD members


Games & Competitions

CMHASD members

Evening event

Time
Event
Host



19.30-21.30
Weather permitting - Observing from the roof of the Orchards Shopping Centre car park was planned but this was cancelled due to the poor weather.

A talk was given instead by a CMHASD member.
CMHASD members

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