Dark Sky Festival Stargazing at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Saturday 24th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West


Come and experience an unforgettable night under the stars at Brockholes!

Local Astronomer Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself.

We will try and show some of the skies wonders i through our powerful telescopes and binoculars. These are all operated by local astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!

We'll tell you more about our dark skies and show startling images and videos of the objects we hope to see when we go outside, weather permitting. But even if the weather does not co-operate we'll still have colourful talks, videos and hands on help with telescopes, together with friendly advice on how to get started in this wonderful hobby.

Wrap up warm - autumn nights can be cold, bring binoculars if you have them and also a torch.

This event is only suitable for children aged 8+ who are able to sit and listen to a speaker.

The ticket price includes free parking and hot drinks and biscuits.

Advanced booking is required. Be quick as this is always a popular event!

Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Meet on the floating Visitor Village ready for a 7.30pm start we should be finished around 10.00pm

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Robert Ince who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Book via Brockholes on the link below

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This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

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