We are expecting a good number tonight (see below) so please park outside the grounds and walk in as space is limited.
The meeting is open to the General Public but we will also be looking after the Sunrise Rotary Club this evening as well. They are kindly making a donation of a modest 5 CI per person and for a special one-off evening I will suggest non members might like to make the same donation amount too
All monies raised either by donations or membership fees goes towards refreshing the Society's telescopes and we are planning to replace our major "big" telescope soon.
The sky on the 30th Of June at around 9 PM local time has the constellation of Scorpius rising in the SE - and the Southern Cross is now setting in the SW. Ursa Major (The Big Dipper or The Plough) is favorably placed in the North West too.
The Planets Mars and Saturn will be easily identified .
On the 30th June there is also a crossing of the International Space Station at round 8 PM. Also hoping to be seen is an impressive Iridium Flare at around 20:45 PM. If you have not seen one of these then you are in for a treat . It is predicted to reach a maximum brightness of -4.2, More precise timings will be given on the night . Thanks to Chris Pete for the Sky Map below and the satellite predictions - Visit http://heavens-above for more details
Clear Skies Everyone !