Stars in your skies - Death of stars

Stars in your skies - Death of stars

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Carding Mill Valley
Carding Mill, Church Stretton, SY6

The Crab nebula got its name because it looked a bit Crab-like when it was sketched in 1840. It is the remnant of a star that went with a Bang (a Supernova, probably in 1054). Stuff gets left behind too, like Black Holes. Other stars die when they run out of fuel, collapse to white dwarfs then gradually fade away – is anything left? Find out with astronomer and broadcaster Pete Williamson. There will also be the opportunity for star gazing (weather permitting). Booking required with ticket price including soup and a roll.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/11/2017


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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