The good news was that the sky was clear long enough this time for thirty or so hopeful sky-watchers to look at the First Quarter Moon, with brilliant planets Venus and faint Mars nearby. The bad news was that our guest astronomer, Robin, and his telescope were unable to get to us in time! However, with the help of a smaller telescope, and a large pair of binoculars, we were able to look at Orion’s sword stars, and the famous Orion Nebula. We caught tantalising glimpses through clouds of the stunning Pleiades (Seven Sisters) star cluster. But, the main event of the evening was a great view of the International Space Station (ISS) which passed overhead just as we were starting to pack up and leave!