After a recent meeting with the city council, it was announced that the Mayfield Environmental Education Centre will close. No definite date has been set yet but it is likely to be by September. The current economic climate and the large expenditure required to run the centre mean this decision is realistic.
The society has spent many exciting years at Mayfield and is disappointed with this announcement, however, a part of the centre's grounds may be allocated to the society to develop an observatory in this dark sky site.
The society will continue with its speaker's and beginners' evenings at a new location and the observing evenings will take place at a new dark sky site. These new locations will be announced when we have investigated meeting rooms and looked for a suitably dark site.
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Steve Adams, Society President