Society for the History of Astronomy Summer Picnic 2016

2nd July 2016

HCO hosted the Society for the History of Astronomy's 2016 summer picnic, with 38 SHA members joining HCO members for a picnic in the gardens of Hanwell Castle. This is the second time HCO has hosted the SHA summer picnic, and the visitors enjoyed a tour of the observatory site and a talk by HCO director Christopher Taylor about his recent trip to the Paris observatory.

The picnic also saw the first use of our new awning in the Hanwell Castle courtyard to shelter from the occasional summer downpour. The awning will now be permanently available for future events such as Stars & Snowdrops 2017.

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