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Meteors at Christmas at Grizedale

Meteors at Christmas at Grizedale

Saturday 23rd December 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

We will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. We may also see some of the Ursid meteor shower, the shower is named the Ursids because the meteors seem to radiate from the direction of the constellation Ursa Minor in the sky. The Ursids are associated with the comet, 8P/Tuttle, sometimes known as Mechain-Tuttle’s Comet

We will try and show some of the skies wonders through our powerful telescopes and binoculars. These are all operated by local astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!

We’ll tell you more about our dark skies and show 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 we’ll still have colourful talks, videos and hands on help with telescopes, together with friendly advice on how to get started in this wonderful hobby.

Wrap up warm – winter 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!

Please book early – places are limited.

The event is held at Grizedale visitor centre, meeting in “The Yan” before going outside to see the stars.

OS Grid ref: SD331944

Parking: – this cost is NOT included in the ticket.

Main Car Park is on a ‘Pay on exit’ camera based system. You will need to pay for car parking as you leave as this is not included in the ticket price…

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/12/2017


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.


Event booking

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.

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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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