After a brief hiatus it was back in the saddle again bringing the wonders of the universe to the public with two worlds that could not be more different - Mercury the forgotten lost in glare of the Sun baked rock/iron slab and Saturn the glitzy movie star full of rings and things which dazzle our imagination and make us dream of space. The Longney family; Todd with the cool hat, Lanay behind those sunglasses, and sweetie-pies (R-L) Keira, Amy, and Anachel saw what was going on and went to their car grabbed a blanket and waited for the show to begin! I gave them the challenge of being the first visitors this year to spot Mercury in our western sky - to see a world that so few have seen in our modern era and learn about a world that has a story to tell us about our origins. They met the challenge quite nicely and found time to enjoy Saturn also!
I had 95 visitors for these three events with most getting a earful from me!