Lockdown measures continue to eased, but I think that July is still too early and impractical to host a star party. It will actually be rather light anyway until the end of July. I think therefore we shall revisit the situation in a month’s time as it may be possible to host a few star parties in August.

Social distance measures would have to be observed and eyepieces and other parts of the telescope touched by hand would have to be wiped over with suitable antibacterial cloths etc after each person. Of course any star parties planned would require the consent of other members likely to attend. It will be difficult, but not impossible. Of course, if there were signs of infection rates rising again, local hotspots or lockdowns, we would have to postpone.

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