Stars in Your Skies - The Rise of the Sisters

Stars in Your Skies - The Rise of the Sisters

Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Carding Mill Valley
Carding Mill, Church Stretton, SY6

The Pleiades are depicted in the 3500-year-old Nebra sky disc, the Seven Sisters in Greek mythology, and more recently ‘seven for the seven stars in the sky’ in the children’s counting song.

Remembering where the constellations are and how to recognise them comes with practice. Mythological stories can help.

Pete Williamson FRAS is a renowned observer and photographer of the sun and the stars. He will be guiding us around the night sky, what to see, where it is, and how best to see it.

The evening starts with homemade soup, included in the price. Booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/11/2019

Event organiser

National Trust

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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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