Dark Sky Stargazing at Grizedale

Saturday 16th September 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ


Description

Come and experience an unforgettable night under the stars in Lake District!

The Starmakers Stargazing Group 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 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 - winter nights can be cold, bring binoculars if you have them and also a torch

The event is held at Grizedale visitor centre, meeting in "The Yan" before going outside to see the stars. Please book early - places are limited.

Note that parking is not included in the event ticket price. The main car park is on a 'pay on exit' camera based system. You will need to pay for car parking as you leave as this is not included in the ticket price...

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


Organiser

This event is being organised by Robert Ince who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.

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Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Saturday 16th September 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Grizedale Forest on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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