Tokes Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9AP
Join astrophysicist and Zen teacher Mark Westmoquette for an evening exploring various mindful stargazing practices, focussing on scientifically, energetically and spiritually contemplating our place within the cosmos and our connections to it.
Before going outside, we’ll practice a cosmic body scan, sensing different parts of our body and how they’re made of stuff that was produced in stars billions of years ago.
Then as we go outdoors, we’ll spend some time immersing ourselves in the experience of the night sky as it is (clear or cloudy) and explore how we can feel part of the cosmos, at home in this vast universe of ours.
Hearty supper and hot drinks included.
Please note that this has already taken place on 26/11/2022
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.
Sat 26th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.