Our Astronomical Season has now finished with the clocks going forward and summer-time in place.
We took steps to try to get back to some sense of pre-Covid normality over the season which has just finished. We held one-evening public events with reduced audience capacity in January, February and March. We held 2 group visits at the observatory to gain experience and test out capabilities. We attended external events at the Wildlife trust Cley, Norwich Science Festival and Salhouse broad.
All these events were sell-outs, so we recognise that the public are keen and willing to have such experiences, even if the weather has not been ideal for any of these.
We are hoping to return to a more complete public engagement programme for the 2023/24 season, but this depends on our members stepping up and helping through volunteering.
In addition we intend on improving the facilities within our clubhouse by installing a forced ventilation system to improve the internal environment during public engagements. We see this as the responsible thing to do for both the public and our volunteers health and well-being.