The next day, QUB astronomers Chris Watson and Pedro Lacerda headed out to Oxford Island to participate in a Stargazing Live event at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre. Again, nearly 1000 people were present including many children interested in learning about astronomy. The weather was not good to observe the skies so the action happened indoors. There were meteorites on display, a Star Dome to explore several aspects of the night skies, telescopes, an astrophotography workshop, a “how to make a comet” experiment, and non-stop Q&A with the QUB astronomers. See below some pictures of the event.
Text: Catherine Walsh (ARC) and Ken Smith (ARC)
Photos: Ting-Wan Chen (ARC) and Paul Evans (IAA), David Reid (BBC)