Family Equinox stargazing

Family Equinox stargazing

Tuesday 21st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Cuerden Valley Park
Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6BY, North West

Come and Join us stargazing around the Spring Equinox at Cuerden.

The March equinox occurs on March the 20th so the evening of the 21st will mark nearly equal amounts of day and night – our local astronomers will have large telescopes on hand to show you the wonders of the night sky. Orion is still 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. Mars 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.

Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/03/2017

Event organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

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.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.

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