Derby and District Astronomical Society
A Visit to the Spaceguard Centre
12th October 2002
On the 12th October 2002 a number of Society members travelled to the Spaceguard Centre at the former Powys Observatory near Knighton in mid-Wales. They were shown around the facility by the Director, Jay Tate. The Spaceguard Centre is dominated by an environmentally sealed observatory building housing a fully automated 13" apochromatic refractor. A camera obscura, planetarium, seismograph, weather station and displays concerning the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets completed the tour.