From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System

Wednesday 12th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

Selborne, Alton, GU34 3JU


From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System – Including a look at the springtime night sky We see extremes of temperatures in the solar system from the core of our Sun to the frigid outer reached of the solar system. In this talk we shall journey through our solar system and look to see how these temperatures have fashioned these unique worlds and discover what our telescopes and planetary probes have found. This is a richly illustrated talk, drawing on some of the latest data and imagery from European Space Agency and NASA.

This event is taking place as part of the South Downs National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020 which runs from the 7th February to 23rd February 2020.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Wednesday 12th February 2020

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