Sonnets and Stargazing at the Hoober Observatory

Friday 24th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory

Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, S62 7SH


Culture integrates with Science at this special event organised by Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership. The event starts in Eldon Street, Barnsley where a bus will collect attendees and transport them to the observatory with poet James Nash offering light hearted readings and musings to travellers during the journey. You'll then receive a presentation at the observatory and stargazing if weather permits. Free of charge however booking required as spaces limited (take a little cash as donations to the observatory would be welcome and much appreciated!).

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


This event is being organised by Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society 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!


Please contact Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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