RSPB Titchwell Outreach Event 03/02/2016
Wednesday 03/02/2016 saw the Society back at RSPB Titchwell for another outreach event organised by our hosts. The paying members of the RSPB were treated to a guided tour of the hides at Titchwell and also some sites of very rare birds. Once they had finished with that part of the evening they headed back along the path to join us with our scopes and binos for a tour around the night sky. John had previously given them all a brief talk on what that would see with us. To our great fortune the weather was on our side and we had a wonderful clear sky to show them. Orion was absolutely beautiful as was the rest of the night sky.
Once we had set all the scopes and binos out along what is a narrow little pathway we were ready to great our guest for the evening. Richard, Terry and Alan were on hand to give a great narrative on what everyone was looking at. We had several very good questions fired at us during the session and everyone seemed very pleased with our explanations of the night sky and constellations. But unfortunately the sky turned against us and quite quickly covered itself up in a large blanket of cloud which was very disappointing. But at least everyone had had a good view. Just after everyone had left the cloud shifted out of the way and we had nice clear sky again. So John and I stayed on for a bit longer but eventually the cold got to our old bones so we also packed up and headed homeward.
But we all had a very good evening at such a lovely dark sky site and we all will look forward to our next visit to RSPB Titchwell and the very welcoming staff and volunteers who work there.
Leon Askew – Membership Secretary