An Evening with the Stars – 8th March 2008

Greenwich DomeOur chairman, Jim Mehta writes: Members attended an Evening with the Stars meeting at Greenwich which commenced with a planetarium show hosted by one of the Greenwich astronomers, giving us a tour of the night time sky and what to look for at this time of year. We then went to see the 28-inch refractor in the dome, where Dr John Griffiths gave us a talk and presentation on the history of the telescope at Greenwich and its move to Herstmonceux and then final move back to Greenwich. One of our members, Tony Sizer, explained the telescope mechanism, and as it was too cloudy to observe, he then showed some library video of images taken through the telescope. Altogether a very enjoyable and educational visit and thanks to all the folks at Greenwich for putting on events like this.

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