In pictures: Bexhill space event has people watching the skies

All eyes were on the skies last Thursday when the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill hosted a free astronomy event.

It was organised by East Sussex Astronomical Society and led by its chairman Andy Lawes – known as Astro Andy – who wore a space suit for the occasion.

The event, which preceded a performance by Dr Brian Cox at the theatre, featured Space Art by David Hardy, as well as a table top planetarium telescopes and solar scopes.

There were free star charts and moon maps and people could actually view a piece of Mars - an iron meteorite, which is 4.6 billion years old.