This year’s awards evening saw many astroscouts, observers and imagers getting awards for their work during 2017.
The junior astroscouts did projects on either a moon in the solar system other than our moon, or one of the historic telescopes.
Project prizes: Toby, Edward and Katie, with close runners up Jack, Alex and Isabel.
Edward, George, Katie, Jack and Alex all become Sky Explorers and Toby becomes a Sky Cadet.
The senior astroscouts; Ben. Harry, James, Victoria, Rose, and Lucia, finished their GCSE this year.
Junior Astrophotographer was awarded to James Emmerson, second place was Lucia Goulev and third place was Amy Slater.
The Astrophotographer of the Year was awarded to Martin Page for his image in the Deep Sky section, with Steve Boyce and Mark Emmerson tied for second place.
Participation Awards were made to the following people who assisted during the following events:-
Ursid Meteor Count 22nd December 2016
Messier Marathon 25th March 2017
Lyrid Meteor Count 22nd April 2017