The buzz had warmed me all night.
Everywhere was the sound of people talking astronomy, sharing stories and enjoying themselves. Months of worry were finally melting, we had pulled it off. The first night had gone well, but this was even better.
The day had gone by in a blur, solar observation, relaxing in the sun talking, enjoying a beer. Then it was to the pub for talks and our quiz. The atmosphere went up a notch.
The BBC made their presence felt with interviews, the camera and mic roamed around seeking interesting stories to follow once the Sun went.
Then it happened. The Sun fell below the horizon…Vega….Deneb…Altair….Arcturus….the stars winked on above us, telescopes whirred, alignments were sweated over and the night began. People swapped advice, talked, shared, made friends. It was everything we hoped for and while I tried a few sketches my second nights enjoyment was fast becoming…
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