It never snows on the Island…

Well it does really… we had a couple of inches of snow during last night and it’s still coming down in fits and starts today.

These are the views from our house in Winford this morning (click on the pics for bigger versions):

The back garden probably best shows the scene, but here’s one of the front too.

Thank goodness I have a colour camera eh?

Wrong Dad?

It was nice to get a Fathers’ Day card from Matt:fathersday

As this doesn’t apply to me, he must have sent it to the wrong Dad 😉

2009 – International Year of Astronomy

IYA Logo

Next year is the International Year of Astronomy and the Vectis Astronomical Society are intending to join the rest of the astronomy world by holding events throughout 2009.

As well as pavement astronomy, we are hoping to join together with other interest groups around the Island and provide talks and general sky watching.

Planning is at a very early stage but if you are holding any events on the Island during 2009, and are interested in having astronomy equipment brought to you, please drop me an email or a comment on this blog and I’ll start the ball rolling.

I’ll be posting details of planned Island events here as well as on the VAS website but if you are on the mainland and would like to find out what’s going on in your area please visit the UK IYA website.