Last Friday I helped out at a stargazing event at Rutherford Laboratories. This was something very new to me and I was not sure what I had let myself in for. I had been to a briefing and a short chat on what was expected from me though the nice part was that I was in the Atrium at Diamond.
Friday came around and I went to where where I was helping out and took some photos of the events going on before any one arrived.
This table held satellite photos of places that you had to locate
Little bee robots called Beebots which you had to navigate around a course
Cute little fellows don't you think
Another table to get the kids thinking where they could make planetoids and DM particles
This one you made constellations by copying them on a piece of black paper and sticking stars on, you could also make up a story about them
This is the one I looked after where you made a Planisphere
The one here on the left you made up a pin wheel galaxy
So how did it go? well after what I though was a slow star with a few people looking around I wondered with the rain and cloud cover if many would turn up. Well with in a hour the place was heaving with people and if you wondered how I did well I did not know what to do with all the paper so I dumped it under the table and cleared it up at the end.
Taking part in Our World Tuesday