Awayday 2016

The awayday this year was held on 21st and 22nd September. We just missed the break in the weather which happened a week later, and had one very good night with clear skies and no moon, where we could clearly see the stars of the milky way.  The second night was somewhat cloudy, but we still had a very pleasant evening discussing the latest Astronomy news and viewing a documentary film about the moon landings. Below are a few of the pictures taken during the 2 days that we spent at a local hotel enjoying the opportunity for undisturbed viewing of the night sky from a darker location that we usually get in Denia. If you want to see any of the pictures in a larger format, just click on one and you can page through them.

Solar viewing

During the second day we had the use of a Coronado solar scope, so after a short talk about the sun and the things that can be seen on it, we went out to take a look.

Group dinner

On the second evening, the group had dinner together in the hotel dining room, before the planned observing. However the clouds drew in during the evening and we didn’t have a clear sky after all.