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Barnsley Gets Its First Astronomy Club

Thursday April 18 2013


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A RABBIT Ings-based astronomy club is hoping to pull in more new members with an open day next month.

Barnsley Astronomy Group was set up in November and has about six members.

Tony Lamb said the club is hoping to have guest speakers at the May 5 event, as well as food, tombola stalls, and telescopes for people to try out.

There will also be a telescope on offer as a top prize in the raffle.

The club meets on the first and third Friday of the month, between 7pm and 10pm, and Tony said it's the only group of its kind in Barnsley.

"I would say come along, people have got nothing to lose, there's a lot of us with no experience and it's a good bunch of people," said Tony.

The event starts at 2pm at Rabbit Ings. For more information, or to help on the day, contact Tony on 07784 354 360.

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