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SAS discover the Hills

A member of the SAS outreach team was blessed with a clear skies for most of the evening when visiting the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The resident 'Girls Group' were inspired by views of the Moon and Jupiter, with all four Galilean moons observed to one side of the planet viewed through the Society's 5" Mak. After a welcome warm-up back inside the Centre, the group plotted out the planets and looked at the cycle of lunar phases, together with a number of notable lunar features. On returning outside for the second time, the youngsters asked for another look at the Moon with some of them recognised features they had met earlier. There was even time for a look at the Pleiades, Orion, the Orion Nebula and Betelgeuse. An awe inspiring event was had by all.

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