Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ
Robert will tell you more about how we need to protect 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 there still will be 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 - stargazing nights can be cold, bring binoculars if you have them and also a torch.
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the lake district we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.
The event is held at Grizedale visitor centre, meeting in the building known as "The Yan" before going outside to see the stars. The Yan is the large glass building on the hill above the main car park, accessible without crossing the road, adjacent to the large open area which is our stargazing location.
OS Grid ref: SD331944
Parking: - this cost is NOT included in the ticket.
The main Car Park is on a 24 hour 'Pay on exit' camera based automatic number plate recognition system. To avoid getting a parking fine you will need to make sure you pay for car parking as you leave as this is not included in the ticket price...
Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/01/2020
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.
This event is fully booked.
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 25th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.