With the continuing good weather we have hosted a number of unscheduled star parties – and probably could have done more – but even Mark needs a break sometimes.  Ironically the scheduled event on the 21st was almost called off with cloud cover during the day forecast to persist well into the night.  It didn’t...  well not enough to hamper our observations.

The Moon, Jupiter and Saturn all provided splendid views for people to enjoy, and enjoy they did, many staying until almost the end... most greatful for interrupting their planned walkabouts etc.  Even Mars made a (very) brief appearance as it rose – ominously above the SE horizon.  In fact the only planet to miss out was Venus: obscured by cloud, poor Venus.