Astronomers reach for the stars in Alvaston despite cloudy skies
AMATEUR stargazers packed Alvaston park last night, for an astronomy event.
Astronomers young and old peered through high-powered telescopes to get a glimpse of the planet Jupiter and other star clusters.
The event was being held to coincide with the BBCs Stargazing series of programmes.
It also recognised the University of Derby's starring role in the BBC series.
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The episode featured a 20ft working model of a telescope used by Sir Frederick William Herschel, built by the university.
Despite cloudy skies, dozens of families scanned the heavens, helped blow giant bubbles and watched custard explode at the event, orgainsed by Derby and District Astronomical Society.