Have you ever wondered what are shooting stars or where do they come from? Why do comets have tails and do they foretell great events? Would you like to find out the best time to see a meteor shower and how to watch them?

In that case Southport Astronomical Society’s October meeting is for you! It takes place onThursday 17th October and is all about Comets and Meteors. Called “Heavenly Visitors: Comets, Meteors and showers” the society’s very own Rick Tyers will answer these and other questions.

It takes place at Scarisbrick Bowling Club, 1a Falkland Road, Southport, PR8 6LG, from 7.30pm until 9pm. Refreshments are available from the club bar.

You are very welcome to come to a talk for free before deciding whether to join. Membership of the society is £15 per year. You will receive a very warm welcome!

If you can’t make the talk but still need some Astronomical goodness the Society will open the Hesketh Park Observatory on Sunday the 27th October. The observatory will be open from 10:30am until 4pm. There are some steep steps to climb to enter the observatory.

Members will also be on hand to talk about the beautiful telescope, the history of this Grade 2 Victorian observatory and to answer questions on a wide range of astronomical topics of interest to visitors.

For more information please visit our website: https://southportastro.org/ and our Facebook and Twitter accounts.