The messier marathon, hosted at the Charterhouse Observatory, was well attended by members, and was run in conjunction with British Science Week. WMA Chairman Chris Starr gave a talk on the origin of the Messier catalogue and gave pointers to those present on where to look, and what to look for.
The skies were mostly clear, and many members set up their telescopes to make an attempt on the marathon.
We also had great views of Jupiter through the newly refurbished Charterhouse Telescope.
The following Monday, Chris manged 43 objects between 19:30 - 23:00 from his back garden in Wells.