Locked Down but Looking Up Stargazers Survey

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GO TO THE SURVEY

Complete our short survey for a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!

1st prize – A Sky-Watcher StarTravel-102 telescope and AZ-GTe mount
This fantastic telescope on a portable mount is perfect for beginners! It connects to your smartphone or tablet and uses your device’s date, time and GPS co-ordinates to automatically align the telescope with objects in the sky. Observe the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies all by using the app on your mobile! See this review. RRP £379.00.

2nd prize – A Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium Projector
This is no toy! This is easily one of the best home planetarium projectors available with excellent optics and a bright LED that will project the cosmos into your home with amazing clarity. It comes with accessories to display the Northern Hemisphere of stars and constellations. RRP £149.00.

3rd prize – 1 of 5 Solarcans
A Solarcan is an extreme time exposure astronomy camera capable of capturing the path of the Sun over days, weeks, months or years. We’ve got 5 of them to give to 5 winners! RRP £15.95 each (and you can buy one now with 10% discount).

3rd prize – 101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space
BBC Stargazing Live presenter Mark Thompson’s latest book will amuse and entertain any space enthusiast! Mark has offered to sign the winning copy too! RRP £25.00.

Who is the survey aimed at?

Our survey is for everyone! We are keen for all interested stargazers to participate from absolute beginners to well seasoned or professional astronomers. We also warmly welcome accommodation providers in dark sky areas and those with a venue suitable for hosting stargazing events to participate too.

What is “Go Stargazing”?

Go Stargazing is an independent group of amateur astronomers keen to share our passion for astronomy with the aim of encouraging everyone to get outside and enjoy the night skies! Our website helps people find dark sky locations and public stargazing events across the whole of the UK and we help promote the activities of numerous organisations including astronomy groups and societies. We also support a wide variety of venues featuring their stargazing events on our events map and we do so for free!

Why are you conducting this survey?

Coronavirus is having a massive adverse impact on the people, organisations and businesses we have been supporting over the past years. We are conducting this survey to identify the best ways we can continue to help when things return to “normal” after the pandemic. The information gathered will enable us to prioritise our efforts over the Summer months so we are ready for when the observing season restarts (hopefully) in September. The prizes offered have been funded at our own expense, we are not sponsored and we are carrying out this venture for the benefit and support of the wider astronomical community.

What will Go Stargazing do with the data?

The data we collect will only be made accessible to our team and used for our own market research and our own internal purposes. Your data will never, ever be shared with any third parties and will be kept secure. We will use the data to work out how we can best connect people who are interested in stargazing events with those who run such events to venues who would like to host them.

Prize draw terms and conditions

The prize draw is open to residents of the United Kingdom (anyone is welcome to complete the survey). Participation in the prize draw is made by way of opting-in when completing the survey. Please complete the survey only once. Upon completion of the survey you will be given a unique website link that you can share with your friends and family — each time your link is used by someone to complete a survey you will earn an additional entry into the prize draw — this up to a maximum of 10 entries per person. The survey and prize draw is being operated by Neill Sanders who can be contacted via email.

The winners of the prize draw will be announced on the following dates:
– 3rd prize (Solarcans & signed book) on Sunday 7th June 2020
– 2nd prize (planetarium projector) on Sunday 14th June 2020
– 1st prize (telescope) on Sunday 21st June 2020 (Summer Solstice).
Prize winners will be contacted directly by email and announced on Facebook and Twitter.

Please ensure you enter your email address into our survey correctly — if we can’t contact you we can’t tell you that you’ve won and will have to find another winner!

Ready for lift-off!?

Access the survey using the following button: GO TO THE SURVEY


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