Torre Cider Farm
Washford, Somerset, Somerset, TA23 0LA
Join astronomer Simon Holbeche for ‘Space is Big, Really Big’ – diving into Douglas Adams’ famous quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to boggle minds but ensure you Don’t Panic.
We’ll explore from the edge of space, 100 kilometres above our heads, to the edge of the observable universe. Planet hopping out of the solar system, past Voyager 1, past the left-over bits from our Sun’s birth, and on to our neighbouring stars, we’ll realise we’ve hardly started our journey.
Talk at 7.30 pm, followed by stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting).
This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 21/10/2023
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 21st Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.