Brockholes Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West
Local Astronomer Robert Ince will be your guide taking you along an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself.
There will also be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through, all operated by experienced amateur astronomers, but we will also help you to see the spectacle of the meteor shower with just your own eyes.
Meteors in annual showers are named for the point in our sky from which they appear to radiate and the shower that peaks on the evening of the event is named from the constellation Leo the Lion, because these meteors radiate outward from the vicinity of stars representing the Lion’s mane.
The event will go ahead cloudy or clear, if the weather doesn’t play along, we will be inside talking about astronomy, showing fascinating images and films while there will be telescopes and meteorites to wonder at, together with friendly advice on how to get started in this wonderful hobby.
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.
Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
Meet on the floating Visitor Village ready for a 8.00pm start we should be finished around 10.30pm
Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/11/2016
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.
Thu 17th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.