On Friday, October 12, starting at 7.30 pm at the Ferguson Forest Centre, be ready for science, space and fun. Astronomy Night at the FFC is open to the public and free of charge.
Steve Wendt (North Gower Science Club) and Trish Adams (Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre) will provide telescopes so we can look more closely at the waxing crescent moon, and the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Steve will point out some of the constellations, the Pole Star, and other space objects of interest, talk about why astronomy is important, and answer questions.
In the event of cloudy skies, an alternate program of activities is planned. If it rains, we will have to cancel. This is an outdoor family-friendly activity. People are encouraged to bring binoculars, telescopes, flashlights and lawn chairs to enjoy the night sky. Have a smartphone or tablet? Download the Skyview app to help you view the constellations.