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Once again, Culcheth High School’s Science Department teamed up with Liverpool Astronomical Society and the Science and Technology Facilities Council to provide our annual Community Moon Watch Event. This was a spectacular extravaganza of all things to do with the moon, from examining real Moon rocks, dust and meteorites, giving the school’s telescopes an airing, to flying through the Solar System using NASA’s Solar System Eyes software, and building your own telescope, straw rockets and model moons.

Despite a cloudy, overcast evening that prevented us looking at the moon directly, feedback from the night was great with over 80 attending, including 6th Culcheth Brownies and 20th Glazebury Scouts and Beavers. This is what they had to say:
“There were so many interesting and varied activities, our 1½ hours didn’t allow for all to be completed. Well done Culcheth High School for bringing the event to Culcheth”. “Great opportunity to learn about astronomy but also to involve the local community. With thanks”.

If you have your own telescope that you want to get the best out of, or fancy doing some more star-gazing events, Liverpool
Astronomical Society have a weekly public meeting every Wednesday at the Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill between 7pm and
9pm. For more information see their website: Liverpool Astronomical Society

Many thanks to all who attended but special thanks to Brendan Martin and Geoff Regan (LAS), Dave Wright (UKSA) and Jane Butt and Wendy Contrill (STFC Lunar Loan Scheme).

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