EVENT: Successful stargazing

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I would like to thank members of the Sunderland Astronomical Society who gave up their Friday evening to help with the stargazing event in Northumberland Park, Tynemouth.

Also thanks to all the park staff, cafe staff, police and police cadets who helped.

From comments received from the public it would appear to have been a success. We got a chance to view the night sky for about an hour and managed to focus on Orion and its many splendours, also Venus, which was in a lovely slim crescent phase. We heard from our speaker, who gave three talks. Again, lovely comments were received.

Once again, many thanks to all who were involved. We hope to organise another event later in the year.

Graham Wm. Edwards

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