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Apollo Re-Visited

The new years observing seamlessly continued from last year with heavy cloud cover being the order of the day. However we were fortunate to have secured the services of Dr Steve Barrett. Three dozen or more members and guest, were treated to a couple of entertaining and enthralling presentations. First up was a personal account of the trials and tribulations that beset NASA's Apollo 13 mission. The tale being depicted on celluloid, a 1995 American space docudrama directed by Ron Howard. However, in true Brit style Steve used his association with Lego to lead us through the events. Following refreshments Steve 'tested' the gathered stargazers on their knowledge of the life cycles of stella objects with a focus on stars and galaxies. The Q&A session raise a number of controversial issues. Enlightened and satisfied we all dispersed into the murky night.

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