Last night, 16th May 2017, yet another enthusiastic group of parents and students gathered at TLC for the first use of the club’s permanent telescope. Students and parents alike were amazed to observe Jupiter and its Galilean satellites.
Although it is usually assumed that the Moon at full phase is the best time to observe it with a telescope, the reality is that it’s probably the worst time to look at it. When the Moon is full, it tends to be dazzlingly bright as well as flat and one-dimensional in its appearance.
Therefore, we look forward to welcoming our parents and students in approximately 2 weeks when the moon has reached its first quarter phase to enjoy the best views of its lunar landscape.