Autumn is open cluster round-up time in our skies and Perry Vlahos will give us an illustrated presentation on where the best ones live and how to find them in our skies. This will be followed by a practical demonstration with laser pointer in the real sky and then all the MBO telescopes will be trained on them, to see what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard of some of them before like the Jewel Box and the Pleiades, but what about the Snail Shell Cluster, the Pincushion, the Pyramid, the Winklepicker and the Beehive?! All these plus more will be explored with our telescopes; forget the reruns of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, get off of the couch and get to MBO, because astronomers know everybody really loves clusters! Oh and bonus points for spotting the fake cluster.
As always, supper is provided and everybody is welcome. Members’ Night is on every Friday commencing at 8pm