Stargazing comes to Maidenhead

Stargazing comes to Maidenhead

John Balson

Stargazing comes to Maidenhead

Matthew Kelly was nowhere to be seen on Saturday night - but families at an astronomy evening in Maidenhead still had stars in their eyes.

More than 250 people turned up to use telescopes at Maidenhead Astronomical Society's 'Stargazing' event at Braywick Nature Reserve.

Despite a cloudy start, they were eventually treated to views of the sky revealing Jupiter and its moons - currently the brightest objects in the sky - Mars, a host of constellations and shooting stars.

Elsewhere, guests including Royal Borough Mayor Cllr Asghar Majeed, were treated to an exhibition of photos and 3D planet models and given stargazing tips.

Society chairman Susan Flinders said: "It's inspiring to see so many families, some with very young children, taking a real interest in the night sky."

"We had amazing feedback and have already been asked when they can come along to our next public viewing evening.

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