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.
- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.
- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting
Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!
This event is being organised by National Trust who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!
Please contact National Trust directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Saturday 23rd November 2019
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Carding Mill Valley on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.