Gisburn Forest, Near Tosside, BB7
Tonight is the New Moon so there should be great opportunity to travel through the constellations and along the Milky Way. Following an indoor presentation there will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through, all operated by experienced amateur astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything! Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12 years and over.
The event will go ahead cloudy or clear. If the weather prevents us from stargazing, we will be inside hearing fascinating talks, demonstrating telescopes, viewing meteorites and enjoying astronomy film clips.
The event is due to start at 19:30 but the Cafe at Gisburn will be open from 6pm, with heart warming food and drinks available (not included in ticket price).
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the Forest of Bowland we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.
- 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.
Please book via the Eventbrite booking system
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Sunday 26th February 2017
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Gisburn Forest Hub 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.