Skies and Pies at Brockholes

Skies and Pies at Brockholes

Thursday 18th January 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Brockholes Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

Join local astronomer and astrophotographer, Lee Hunt, for a virtual journey through the night skies of Lancashire, from our planetary neighbours to distant galaxies.

Find out what can be seen with the naked eye, basic equipment and more advanced photography of the wonders of our night sky. The talk will be split into two halves, with a pie and peas supper served during the break.

If the sky is clear, there will be an opportunity to view some of the wonders with Starsmith telescopes!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Prior booking is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/01/2024


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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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Below is a list of events at Brockholes Nature Reserve. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Thursday 20th February 2025 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Thursday 20th March 2025 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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