Our planned star party on May 27th from the West Cliff, unfortunately fell victim to the thundery breakdown of what had been a period of fine, settled and warm weather during the week beforehand.  (One might accuse the weather nymph of being particularly vindictive.)  Thundery rain early evening, followed by cloud cover, meant that little observation would have been possible and reluctantly the event was called off (cloud cover actually became complete).

Of course, the clouds started to break up around the time we would have been thinking of packing up, had we gone ahead (I did say vindictive).  It is a situation encountered many times before, and no doubt will happen again; but it’s still frustrating all the same. Let’s hope we have more luck for the event on the 3rd when the moon will be visible as well as Jupiter and Saturn.