The Lake Rampsbeck Grange Watermillock , Penrith , Cumbria, CA11 0LP, North West
Robert will start inside by explaining how we need to protect dark skies and showing 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 there still will be colourful talks, videos and hands on help with telescopes, together with friendly advice on how to get started in this wonderful hobby.
When we hopefully go outside we will try and point out the naked eye objects, helping you locate them with the aid of a powerful laser and will teach you to find them yourselves by star hopping.This naked eye section will also tell you about the stories of the sky from Greek Mythology and other cultures. He will go on to show some of the skies wonders through powerful telescopes and binoculars and will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!
Wrap up warm - stargazing 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!
The event is held at Another Place meeting inside before going outside to see the stars. The event is scheduled to last 90 minutes and will include the option to pop back inside for a warm up if needed.
You can of course take advantage of the amazing facilities at Another Place, the price for a standard room (including breakfast) is £150. If you would like to book a dinner, bed and breakfast stay, the price per night for two is £215. Alternatively you could enjoy a 3 course dinner in Rampsbeck for £40 per person. Please contact the hotel directly to book any of these options.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/04/2020
Robert Ince Stargazing Events is organising this event
Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
Bookings are closed for this event.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.