Family Equinox stargazing

Tuesday 21st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Cuerden Valley Park

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. 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!


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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural 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 Tuesday 21st March 2017

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