Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ
We 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 may also see some of the Geminid meteor shower, the Geminid are a prolific meteor shower associated with the asteroid Phaeton. The Geminids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Gweminii
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
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the lake district we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.
The event is held at Grizedale visitor centre, meeting in "The Yan" before going outside to see the stars.
OS Grid ref: SD331944
Parking: - this cost is NOT included in the ticket.
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
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.
Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Friday 8th December 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.