Saturday evening (20th) is our next observing event – a “Planet Watch”. This is a split venue event, meaning members are invited (but not obligated) to go along to either Helsington Church or Kendal Castle, depending on their preference. The plan (ha!) is to observe the planets Jupiter and Venus, currently shining close together in the north west after sunset. The photo above shows what they look like, with brilliant Venus shining to the lower right of noticeably fainter Jupiter.
The sky won’t be dark enough to see the planets until gone 10.30pm, so that’s when we’ll start getting together. As usual, no-one is obligated to attend at either venue, and it’s very possible that you might get to the church or the castle and find no-one else there if the weather is less than brilliant. So, nothing too formal, just do what you want on the evening.