Physics Students go Stargazing
Thursday 10 May 2012
Students from PhySoc enjoyed a great evening stargazing on 28th March 2012 on campus, bringing a range of telescopes to look at Moon, Jupiter, and lots of stars.
More than 50 students and staff turned out on the Surrey sports field to spend the evening looking at a great range of stars and planets.
A fantastic image of the moon and sun taken by Tom Wilson
The campus at Guildford is not perhaps the ideal place for low light level viewing conditions, however this image demonstrates that reasonable observing is still possible.
PhySoc setting up the telescopes on the field. A range of instruments were provided by the both students and staff ranging from binoculars ,spotting scopes, refractors (including a Matsukov) and reflectors.
Dr Paul Stevenson, one of the lecturers in the department, takes a squint at a distant object using the Physoc 8 inch Skywatcher Newtonian reflector on an Alt-Azimuth mount.