From Galaxies to Life – Presentation and Stargazing

Friday 16th October 2020 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

Horner Farm - Exmoor

Horner, Porlock, TA24 8HY


Join the team from Horner Farm for an evening with Professor Roger Davies, an eminent astrophysicist and cosmologist from Oxford University. Welcomed with nibbles and enjoy a drink from the bar. Professor Davies will give us a 50 minutes talk on 'From Galaxies to Life'. And all being well with the weather, we offer the opportunity to stargaze from our Courtyard.

Following on from the talk we shall serve a warming autumnal casserole using Horner farm grass fed beef and Plowright Organic vegetables, There will also be a vegetarian option available.Ticket price includes talk and all food. Drinks available from our Bar.

Our venue is within our traditional barns being undercover but it is advisable to dress warmly for the weather. Due to Covid restrictions we are only able to take bookings from groups of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 people. If you are wishing to attend as a single ticket holder please contact us to discuss.

This event is taking place as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

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This online event is being organised by Exmoor National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


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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.

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

Location darkness on Friday 16th October 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Horner Farm - Exmoor on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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