On a partially clouded night, deep in the grounds of Elvaston Castle, astronomers set up telescopes to show the wonders of the night sky to the public. Jupiter and the Pleiades were just some of the celestial objects on show. A good selection of telescopes and astronomers were on hand to give guidance on how to observe the night sky and advice on telescope equipment. Other societies were also on hand during the event giving talks and showing slides on other celestial wonders.
Neil Cuthbertson, the public relations officer, said "This is the second event held at Elvaston Castle which the society has taken part in. There has been enormous interest from the public about astronomy in recent years and it's been great to team up with Elvaston to deliver this event. There was a good range of questions asked and much interest in the equipment we had brought along. We hope we will be back next year with more telescopes and talks so please keep an eye on the society website and we will let you know when".