Sark SAstroS is holding a Star Festival to celebrate the second anniversary of the award of First Dark Sky Island status, featuring Dr Marek Kukula, Dr Chris Lintott and Steve Owens. Click here for details (pdf file).
The Guernsey Observatory will be open to the public on Thursday evening, 18 April, each Thursday evening during the summer States school holidays (ie 25 July to 29 August), and Friday evening, 08 November. For details of times, etc, click here for a poster (pdf file).
The first Open Evening of the year was held on Thursday, 10 January, and was associated with the BBC’s Stargazing Live television series. Unfortunately, cloud prevented observing, but there were slide presentations.
The Section’s Annual Business Meeting was held on 05 February.
The annual barbecue and Perseid meteor count will again be held in August at the Observatory. Date to be announced.
The Astronomy Section also welcomes a limited number of group visits, by prior arrangement. See our introduction page for details.