On Thursday night there will be an EAS “PlanetWatch” up at Kendal Castle, to enjoy the sight of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury all lined up in the west after sunset (shown above). Because it won’t get dark enough to see anything until half nine at the earliest I don’t think many non-astronomers would hike up there to join us! Of course, anyone who does will be very welcome, but this is really just a chance for us to get together and enjoy a pretty planetary line-up in the sky. So, weather permitting, Kendal Castle from 9.30pm. I’ll take my small telescope, and if anyone else wants to bring anything along that’s great, but not essential. Bring cameras tho, because the line up will look really pretty above the golden lights of the Auld Grey Town.