Brockholes Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West
Our local astronomers will have telescopes on hand to show you the wonders of the night sky. Orion is high in the sky to the South so we aim to show you the wonderful Orions nebula – a gas cloud in space where stars are forming before our eyes. Venus is also on show as an evening star …. The event will go ahead cloudy or clear, if the weather doesn’t play along, we will be inside talking about astronomy, showing fascinating images and films while there will be telescopes and meteorites to wonder at.
Please book early – places are limited.
This event is only suitable for children aged 8+ who are able to sit and listen to a speaker.
The ticket price includes free parking and hot drinks and biscuits.
Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
Meet on the floating Visitor Village ready for a 8.00pm start we should be finished around 10.30pm
Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/02/2017
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.
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.
Fri 24th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.