The society held three successful observing events around Cheltenham and Gloucester, and many members were able to see this rare event.
Friday evening though looking promising proved to have no clear skies at all, and the Saturday forecast was not good. Many were awoken by the sound of thunder in the early morning, and torrential rain looked like it would spoil the day completely.
It was a mixture of Sun and clouds at this years Cheltenham Science Festival.
A couple of lunch-time solar viewing sessions during the week were followed by a very sunny Saturday – Fun Day – where a large number of visitors came to view the Sun by projection and in H-Alpha scopes.
Sadly our Friday night ‘Star Party’ was clouded out, but we had a lot of optimistic visitors to chat with, but sadly no stars or planets to be seen.
Here are a few pics….