Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6BY, North West
Come and Join us stargazing around the Spring Equinox at Cuerden.
The March equinox occurs on March the 20th so the evening of the 21st will mark nearly equal amounts of day and night - our local astronomers will have large telescopes on hand to show you the wonders of the night sky. Orion is still high in the sky to the South so we aim to show you the wonderful Orions nebula – a gas cloud in space where stars are forming before our eyes. Mars is also on show as an evening star ….
The event will go ahead cloudy or clear, if the weather doesn’t play along, we will be inside talking about astronomy, showing fascinating images and films while there will be telescopes and meteorites to wonder at.
Please book early - places are limited.
This event is only suitable for children aged 8+ who are able to sit and listen to a speaker.
Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
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.
Please use the eventbrite booking system for this event.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Tuesday 21st March 2017
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Cuerden Valley Park 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.