A fantastic evening was enjoyed in the company of Professor Carolin Crawford and her team at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA), part of Cambridge University.
The first half of the evening was spent with some of their range of telescopes, from 200 years old to modern day technologies giving us great views of some of the Orion constellation (focusing in on Betelgeuse) , then on on to the Seven Sisters (Pleiades) and finally a stunning view of Jupiter and a few of it’s moons, similar to the image below.
The second half of our evening consisted of an excellent presentation from Professor Crawford as she took us on a whistle-stop image and video tour of the solar system covering the planets, their moons, the sun & stars, gravity, the International Space Station and where it all fits in the Milky Way. She then went on to field open questions on “space” from everyone, for which we are all very grateful for the huge amount of knowledge she showed and shared.
We can’t thank the IoA enough for their time, hospitality and providing a fascinating evening.