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Equatorial Platforms UK attend the South West Astronomy Fair

posted 14 Oct 2009, 23:16 by david billington   [ updated 27 Oct 2010, 02:10 ]
We had a great day on Saturday 7th of August when we attended  the south west astronomy fair held at the Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth.
This well established and unique event was celebrating its fifth year, bringing visitors from all over the country providing an opportunity to visit the famous observatory, look through the historic telescopes, attend some excellent lectures by leading astronomers and to buy the latest astronomical and related equipment. The weather was pretty kind with only one short shower and in all  over 400 people came through the gates.
Lots and lots of intrest in our new platform, which was great,  and we spent the whole day explaining how the idea works and showing the videos and slideshows of the system in action.
 One visitor was so overcome,  he said " can you box one up, I will take it with me now ".
We were on hand with a number of platforms to talk visitors through both their design and use and perhaps we saw you on Saturday, 7th August 2010 ?
Some photos from the day below
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Well worth a visit when you are in Devon