Saturday 4th May 2019 – Young Observers

We had rebel fighters, we had Darth Vaders and Boba Fett came looking for Han Solo, but he was off making the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs during our Star Wars themed Young Observers night. So we had a lesson on how to measure parallax of stars so we could determine their distance from us and found out what an exoplanet was instead while we dodged the light sabres and ate the delicious supper.

The older Supernovae group caught up on the recent new about the image of the black hole in the galaxy M87 and other news and Blake showed us his home-made temperature and humidity sensor he made, that runs from his laptop. Sadly it was too overcast to do any viewing, so Jupiter will have to wait until next month.