BBC’s recent Stargazing Live has raised an interest in many to the wonders of the night sky which can be furthered at the Worthing Astronomical Society.
Peter Goodman of the society said: “Astronomy is a fascinating hobby which appeals to people of all ages. At this time of year there is a particular focus on the wonderful objects that can be observed in the night sky due to the BBC’s Stargazing Live programmes and associated events. Many viewers will have seen the amazing footage of the Northern Lights which provided a magnificent sight.
“ I was out viewing last night with my own telescope and was able to observe the Moon, the planet Jupiter, the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy together with other fascinating objects.”
Readers inspired to consider taking up amateur astronomy can contact Worthing’s very own astronomical society, which holds local monthly meetings, a series of stargazing events and has a range of equipment including telescopes for members’ use and an observatory north of Worthing.
If you would like to attend a meeting or join the Society please contact Peter Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website at worthing-astronomical-society.com
Pictured: Saturn with its rings