Seeing Stars in Sark
To celebrate the start of the autumn star gazing season Sark Astronomy Society (SAstroS) are holding an Astrofest over the weekend of 15th and 16th of September with guest speaker Dr Marek Kukula, the Public Astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Marek will be the astronomer in residence at Stocks Hotel over the weekend giving guided night walks and on Saturday afternooon he will be giving a presentation on black holes.
If cloudy skies spoil the view at night then head along to the Sark Visitor Centre where winning entries from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition will be on display. The competition is the world’s premier astro imaging competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in conjunction with Sky at Night Magazine. Now in its fourth year, Astronomy Photographer of the Year has generated an ever-expanding community of enthusiasts and professionals, all dedicated to pushing technology to its limits and charting the beauty of the skies. The exhibition is a selection of winning and highly commended photographs from past competitions revealing beautiful objects from within our solar system and far into deep space. There will also be images of Sark’s night sky on show from island-based photographer Sue Daly. The exhibition runs from 8th September to 2nd November and entry to the Visitor Centre is free.
For more information on Sark Astronomy and SAstroS events please visit http://www.sastros.sark.gg/index.html If you would like to know more abouth the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition visit rmg.co.uk/astrophoto.