The following evening skies cleared after earlier showers, leaving just interesting cloud formations to watch carefully.

Mark, Keith, Phil and John met up on the cliff and after deciding no more rain was forthcoming, set up the scopes hoping to entice people over. It turned out to be a decent observation session, with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars all on show.

Mars was telescopically a dancing red splodge, the others though were excellent and much appreciated by the public. Then the moon rose, looking almost full and attracting much attention with photographers, Mark took some through the ETX. If only, if only...

Moon and Mars (photo by Keith). larger picture (and others taken the same evening) in The Gallery

Then to off cap a great evening the ISS made a spectacular apparition, tracking high across the sky from SW to NE, much to the delight of all present. If only!