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Everything but a Comet
The French astronomer Charles Messier had a keen interest in comets. The problem was, that there were a lot of faint objects objects in the night sky that could look very comet-like.
Because of the type of telescope Messier used at the time of his comet discoveries, the Messier Catalgue is especially suitable for the beginning amateur astronomer or casual observer. As a result is has become one of the most popular list of obsjects in the night sky.
This event will take place on:
Monday 3 November, 7:30pm, The Old Inn, Gairloch