Brockholes Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West
Come and experience an unforgettable night under the Moonlight and stars at Brockholes!
Local Astronomer Robert Ince 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 will try and show some of the skies wonders including our own satellite – the Moon – 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 – autumn nights can be cold, bring binoculars if you have them and also a torch.
This event is only suitable for children aged 8+ who are able to sit and listen to a speaker.
The ticket price includes free parking and hot drinks and biscuits.
Advanced booking is required. Be quick as this is always a popular event!
Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
Meet on the floating Visitor Village ready for a 7.30pm start we should be finished around 10.00pm
Please note that this event has already taken place on 05/01/2018
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.
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.
Fri 5th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.